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When the prese?. i .t writer first announced, a year 
ago, the forthcoming publication of the Poems of 
Pierce Ferriter, he was at once inundated, by many 
who ought to know better, with questions as to who 
Pierce Ferriter was, when he lived, etc. It is a kind of 
test case to prove the gross neglect of genuine Irish 
history and Irish literature from which the people of 
this island are suffering. Considered from a purely his- 
torical point of view, Ferriter was one of the most 
prominent figures in the Irish Civil Wars, and one 
of the very noblest characters that adorn the pages of 
Irish history- He was the last Irish chieftain that 
held out against the Cromwellian army. For over ten 
years did he maintain his position amid the fastnesses 
of Corca Duibhne, defending his people against the 
inroad of the foreign spoilers. In the course of that 
period he gave proof of the daring and courage, the 
valour and magnanimity which are the stuff of which 
heroes are made. The story of the siege of Tralee 
Castle, which we relate in the Introduction, reveals 
the spirit in which he fought for religion, for home, 
and for country. Cromwell, as we know, looked 
upon his Irish Campaign as a religious war in which 
the army of God were divinely directed to extirpate 
the heathen and the Philistine* But Cromwell was 
a hypocrite. Ferriter, in language more modest 
as well as more sincere, looked upon the uprising 
of Ulster, and its subsequent developments, as a 


religious war in which Catholics, who had been so 
long and so cruelly persecuted for their religion, 
made an effort to recover their liberty. Of his 
loyalty to the Stuart throne there can be no question, 
but he felt that that throne was being undermined 
by fanatics and rebels, and not even his friendship 
for Lord E>,rry could restrain his ardour when the 
smoke of battle began to darken the western horizon. 
When Eoss Castle fell, Ferriter was induced to 
come to Killarney, to arrange about terms of peace. 
The terms were not agreed on, and being promised 
a safe conduct, he was allowed to proceed homewards, 
as far as Castlemaine, when he was seized and brought 
back to Killarney, where he Mas hanged, in com- 
pany with a priest and a bishop, about the year 
1653. All historians of the period give Ferriter 
credit for the greatest humanity and even magnani- 
mity in dealing with the garrisons who fell into his 
hands at Tralee. And this was his reward ! No 
more shameless or senseless crime was committed, 
even in these dayp of blood and rapine ! 

Ferriter was not only a soldier and a hero, he 
was a scholar, and a poet of no ordinary kind. He 
infuses his personal character into his poetry to a 
.greater degree than any Irish poet with whom we 
are acquainted. Here we have revealed his tenderer 
and gentler vein. He appears in his verse as the 
warm friend, the inconsolable mourner, the sighing 
lover, the devoted cultivator of song and music, the 
sincere and self-sacrificing patriot. It is a bitter 
satire on our neglect of historical teaching that one 
looks in vain for the name of Ferriter in our manuals 
of school history, 

13ÁT>RA1^ ha rminnitr 

piAtiAS peitucem. 

*Q0 cÁmig WtnnnceAp peipicéip 50 1iéi|iinn cAm&tL 
CAf éif foctungce nA SACfAnnAc 1 n-Ap me&fc 
A 5 u r "c-'fAnATiAp te céite $An fCAipeAt) 50 ViAimfip 
Cpomuett. 1f i An Áic 1 n-Ap focpui§eAt>Af nó. An 
€Aob ciAp-tuAit) t)o ConnuAe CiAppAit>e Ap a ngAipm- 
ceAp 511]" 1 n-0111 t)Aite An £éipcéipi§. 

tlí -0015 50 bpuit Áic 1 néipmn m&p An Áic fin 
cum UAifbeÁncA p iAin if f AotAip Ap f mpeAp 1 btroc- 
fACAib ctoc if 1 peAn-fcpíbmn téip-cupcA 1 bíoj^- 
Aib. tlí't Áic eite 1 néipmn com "oei^itce te muni 
if te gAfb-cnocAib ó'n -ooriiAn Ap f<vo. 1f beAg 
ACÁit) nA "OAome comnuijeovf Annfom tomjce A5 
CAi*ofeAm te g^^^ 1 ^- If bmn beo-AbAi*ó rmtif- 
bfiAt|\AC acá a *oceAn5A -óítif fém ^An béim jaii 
bfifeA*ó t)Á múfCAitc 'nA meAfC. 1f fiAt fottÁm 
fcnpcit An cfeAb ArÁtefeicpnc Af teicmb nAftéibce 
if Af bfiiAÓ nA f Aippge fiAt>Ame tro auá f íopp Ait>e 
A5 "oífivijAt) 50 bAgAjiAc aji Copc&ig *Otnbne if -oÁ 
t<vop At) 50 neAfciiiAf te cupp&innnDib a béimeAnn. 
*Oo bí CAifteÁn An £éipuéipig Ap An *ocAOib ciAp 
•oon ^AmgeAn Af bpuAc nA cpÁ§A, ftn-óce Af cnocÁn 
AepeAC. Hi ftnt Anoif Ann, fAipíop, acc focpAC 
fC)\iofCA nocctngce if a cteAcpAÓA Af teAÚAÓ cum 
gAoc n& gcnoc if 5&ijVb-fíon n<\ mApA -oÁ téigeAn 
cp í-o. 

*Oo bí mumnceAf peipicéip fÁ Áfo-cíof a^ 1a|VLa 
T)eAfmumAn if -oÁ péip f m úugA-OAp ÁipeAift peAbAC 

gAC btlA"ÓAin "OÓ, 

TluAip *oo bpip An coj^At) aiuac 'f AT1 mbtiAT)Ain 

vi pi<\nAf |?ei]iicéi|A. 

164 1 if , o , iompijii jeA*o^n jgAe-óit ^ héineAtin Af y ax> 
1 jcommb nA n-AUUriu^Ac, b'é piA|\Af peinicéi|A do 
tri niAn ce^nn An tíltnnncin peiniuéin A^tif b'é An 
jreA-p b<s rtió rriAoin tf cÁib An cnó'ÓACc 1 n-iAnúAn 
Ci<ypf\Ait)e An cnÁú fom é. 

An bbiA*ÓAin céAT>iiA *oo £015 Sin thttiAtn Sc. 

Legen, Ppe^roenc ha TUtnriAn, UigeAnnA CiAnpAme 

mA]\ ceAtm upnAit) nó rriAon An ConncAe Ci&n]\Ai*oe 

50 téin, if "oo own ctnge Ainm fAobAin 1 ^coriiAin 

A11 c050.1t) Aguf ceA*o cntnnmjúe tnurp *oo néin a 

|\!AccAnAif. L&icneAC -o'yojjAin An UigeAnnA -oli^e 

C05ATÓ An fUAit) nA connuAe. Ace ni n<Mb be&nn 

A 5 nA 5&er>eAtAib A 1 A & "olige co^m 11Á An a y 05- 

n<vo bA^AnAC, 1)" ó 5AÓ Áin*o "oon connuAe bí §Af- 

|iAice CAbrn-ye&n An btnte cum caú^ a^ cntunmugAt) 

f Á 11-A 5CUIT) UAoireAc if pÁ ceAncuJAt) fern 1 T)C]\eAf ~ 

Aib ti^ n-Anrn ir Ag foglunn cteAf An coirheA|XAi|i 

50 *oiAn *oiceAUlAc 50 tAeceiriAit, *Oo bi cmnc iy 

ftéibue CiAnn<si"óe An cAon-Lvp<yó te gleo if bntnjj- 

w. tí)í cogAt) Y Ari Ae P- ^ 1 n&ib fOf nÁ rtiMiii- 

tieAf te fAgbÁib A5 eAccjAAnnAib coirrntjceACA 50 

n^lAnfAToif 50 téin Af fót)Aib pÁib. *Oo bí cniAÚA 

bi 50 nó-rinnic ce<MiA 1 n-A|\Ait) le n-A ccile Aonctng- 

ie Anoif, if a 5C111X) ftuAigue 'n^ nDtuc-JAf nAitnb 

téin-ceAncvnjce 1 n-AJAit) a nÁiriA*o. ^y éAfCAi*ó 

TrApAi*ó T)o bnorctn 5 cniAc ir ceACAnnAC cum An cóa*o 

btnVle *oo buAbAf). t)í gAfnA'ó *oor nA J^^^b 1 

rmAinjeAn CAifleÁm nA tTÍAinge Agtif UomÁf Spnmg 

rriAn ccAnn onúA. Tl ion b'p a*oa An riioitX An *ÓotrmAbt, 

THac CAncAig Spring if & JAf-p a*ó t>o ctuiceA'ó Af An 

•OAingeAn fom if ftnt>eACÁn x>Á cuto feAn t)o > óéAnó,íti 

•oon CAifbeÁn. ÚÁmig fCAnnnAt) An nA 5^^ A1 ^> 

A511]" bA beAj; An c-iongnAt) -pom, itia|\ áiu t AingeAn 

Pi^]U\f fevpiEeip; vii 

50 teo]i T3o b'eAf) C&ij^teÁn nA tTÍAintje A^u-p h& mójt 
vo b'pú a c&oice&mt&cr: cum congnMii *oo t;LAC<yó 
ahaIX cAn utnn.n ó'n bpjtMnnc nó ó'n SpÁmn, Ajup 
^o mó]\-mój\ bíooAjA ha 5<^ e ^ 1 ^ Anoip Aoncmtjce Aguf 
LÁn-uUlAni cum c&b]unjúe te céite 1 jcuhia nóv ]\AbA- 
xxvp te ciAnuAib. U&fi éir CAifleÁn nA THAinge *oa 
gAbójt, níon b'fw.^Mpne ^nÁj; Lí vo con^bÁit ó n-A 
jne Mii &n iiMb. X)o g&b fAicóeAf An UigeAnn^ fétft 
A S l1 T 1 T 5 ev M A r b 11 ^ ^ e1 ^ T^ 5° Copc&ig Le n-A rrmaot 
Y a ót&nn. 1 gCo]\cAij; fétn nío}\ *óóig Leiy 50 nAib 
yé A]" b^ojAl/ Aguf níojA ^l&c ]"é ^umi nÁ -pu^imneA'p 
gun cm]* -pé An minn Anonn x>e 50 S&c^Aib. 

1p Léi]A 50 f\&ib nunrn jm mó|\ aj; An UigeAnnA A-p 
Veifncéip. 1 t)ropAc n^ bnmgne *oo cug yé Ainm 
]:AobAin x)ó 1 gcomAin gA-ppATóe peAn x>o bí Ai^e *oÁ 
bAitui5<yó. Acc f aoíL pei]ncéiji nÁn óeAjAu -oó -out 1 
^commb nA tTOAOine bí Le fA*OA t>á mitleA'ó if *oÁ 
m&flug&T) te 5^^^» ^S^T 1 T 1 cotriAi]Vle *oo ée&p 
yé a 5Ap|iA"ó jrém ceA]\c-cóinigce Ainm-tjtéA-pcA 00 
feol&t) 1 *oufi&ú cum c^bjAuigce teif nA UAOifeAÓAib 
5^Gt)e^ÍACA 1 n-AgAit) a nx)eAn5-nÁm<s"o, Ajjuf An £ait> 
•00 bí An UijeA|\nA 1 gConcAig te n-A mumncin *oo 
jnú n^tAt) a|a piAit) nA cífie 50 jiAib j?einicéi]t 
te n-A g&fp&i'ó cum neA]iuuij;ce Le fluAigcib ha. 
n^AetieAU 1f 'oo -pcpiob t>AÍn-uiteAnnA CiAnp&i"óe 
cui^e t>á f on fom mAn LeAnAf : 

Lady Kerry to Pierce Ferriter. 

Directed : For my very loving friend, Mr. Pierce 
Ferriter, at Ferriter's towne in Kerry. 

These — * * * - 

Honest Pierce, and I hope in God I shall never 
have reason to call you otherwise, this very day is 

viii Pi&]iAf yei|uc(M]i. 

one come out of Kerry unto mee yt by chance fell 
into the company of Florence McFiniene and the 
rest of that rebellious crew the very day that they 
robbed Haly who tells me that you promised (as 
he heard Florence say) to be with them the week 
followinge and to bring a piece of ordinance with 
you from the Dingel and join with them to take 
the castle of Traly, but I hope in God it is far from 
your thoughts for you that have ever been observed 
to stand upon your reputation in smaller matters I 
trust will not now be tainted with so fowle and 
offensive a crime to God and man nor give your 
adversaries that cause of rejoicing and just way for 
them to avenge themselves upon you nor us that 
are your friends that cause of discontent which 
would make us curse the day that ever we saw you. 
But I cannot believe any such thing of you and 
therefore will not take much pains to persuade you 
knowing that you want not wit and understanding 
enough to conceive and apprehend the danger and 
punishment justly due to such offenders ; and there- 
fore doubt not of God's mercie in giving you grace 
to avoid them which none can more earnestly wish 
and pray for than 

Your loving friend, 

Honor Kerry. 

Cork ye last of June, 1641. 

Here I am settled and do intend to stay until the 
times grow quieter which I hope in God will be ere 
long for here is news com of a mighty armie a pre- 
paring in England for to com over. 

ptAU&p ]?ei|\icéi|\. ix 

tlí £eACAit> pi<snAf An bicin pn niAtri. 1 rneArc 
pÁipéA]\ 1T1uinnci|\e T)enm cÁ rnAcpAirmb T)on ticij\ 
TfiQ ^B^T A t A "o^uim n ^ bicneAÓ acá fcníot)CA te LÁuft 
n<\ t)Mn-uigeA]\nAn péin riiAn teAnAp: 

My letter to P. Ferriter fro: Corke in June '41 
kept by Ja. F. fro: him. 

£aoi yeo, 1 tÁtm v\|\&bebbA T)enm, be&n Aj\ctnj\ 
*Oenm acá fcpíobcA : 

For curiosity I lay this letter by, 'tis my great- 
^reat-grandmother Kerry's hand. 

Úíof psoi feo &\\\y acá fcníobúA le Sip UomÁp 
T)enm : 

This letter I keep to show the love that subsisted 
many years ago between Lixnaw family and ours. — 
T. Denny. 

fli pvof "ouinn cia con^Mb ad bmp fin ó Pia- 
fAr, acc if térp x)o trieAp nó< be&"ó Aon con^vo 
tnnúe Ai$e T)Á bfAg.A» yé yew í, ^eAn t>o b'eAÓ 
peipicéip nÁ cvfpATÓe Anonn Ajyiir ^n&bt tc coiiif '\t> 
ninÁ, ye^p "oo bi ubb<Mii cuni j;&c -_\nfó if cpuAt)CAn 
Aj^ur pú An bÁip yóm x/yubAing ti'fonn bv\ib a cípe 

AgUp A C|AeiT31 lh -00 Clip A]\ AJJ&U). 

1 -ouopAÓ An cL&mpAin *oo b'é pmgín 1TIac Ca^cm^ 
ó C&ipbeÁn An Loca aii ceAnn nppAiT) X)o bí Ap 
fbuó^ nA n^^etJeAb 1 j^Ci&ppMáe. CApuAom An 
rSúgÁm •00 jAinmrí A|\ pmj;in X)o éAbpMg 11 a 
StnlleAbSm TTlóp o X)ún Ci>-ppÁm beip ip Ua T)onn- 
CAt)A An gteAnnA if Copnu\c UiAbAC THac C&píAij 
ó \>wy n& jjCeAnn, -jc. Agur c^n éip uAinAibb bí 
peiniccin fém 'n^me^fc t&n -oo rriuinitjin ir"oo me<Mi- 
iriAin be n-A jAppAt) bÁn-gbé.\f ca cum coniieApcAip. 

Uau cry j^bóvbA C<M]^le^in nA W^m^e t)óib t)o 

X piAfAf pei|\iréi|\. 

éu5A*0Ap n& 5&et)iL A n-&g<Mt) Ap Up & ig bi mAp a p&ib 
•ÓÁ óAifbeÁn 1 feibb n& n^Abb. 'S&n gCAipbeÁn bA 
riió aca, An C&ipbeAn TNóp, ní p&ib aóu AcntnvóAt) 130 
pinneAt) aji ÓAif beÁn *oo bAm beif nA 5 e ^f ^tc&ÓAib 
if 'oo fÁ^AÓ 'n-A pocpAC UAp éíf eipje aitiac lApbA 
'OeAfmumAn 1 n-AgAit) bAmpíojriA 6itífe. Do 
cpiocnuigeAt) An c-AtnuADAt) foin An "OAfA Lá f iceA*o 
•oo mi nA Ho"otAj5 'fAn mbbiAT>Ain 1627, 1 -ocpeo 50 
pAib fé b&TOip nuA-*óéAnuA Ap b|AifeAt> aitiac "oon 
cogAt). tlí f An Ann' piAn An cAifleÁin fin 'ha peAfAm 
1 ntnu. 1f í Á1C 1 n-A f\Aib f é ci nice Abb niAf a bjruib 
SpÁi*o *Óenm Anóif. bi An CAifbe&n be^g nó An 
z;eApp-CAifbeÁn CAtriAbb Ap An *ou&oib fetAf *oon 
ÓAifleÁn ttlóp. 11uAip "oo cti5At)Ap n<s J 6 ^ 1 ^ A 
n-AJAit) Ap ÚpÁig bi bi T)enni A'guf a be&p-AÚAip 
HAffif pomp& Agtif cimce&ll ceicpe cóa'o peAp aca 
cum cofc *oo ctnp beo, acc ní pAib fé -oo meipneAc 
opcA buAÍA*ó 'nA jjcommb 1 b&n-bpui§in péit>, 
A^uf if í comAipbe *oo ceApAT)Ap 1AX) féin 'p a ntjAf- 
fA"ó •o'ia'óa'ó inf An -0Á CAifteÁn. Acc b'éijj'm 
•oo 'Óenm fém -oub cum CAbpuijce be Sc. Lejjep 
Aguf coax) feAf x>o bpeic beif, 1 -ocpeo 11 Áf p An aj 
llAffif cum nA CAifteÁm *oo copnAm ac ccnnceAbb 
cpi céAt) peAp. 

'SAn mi lAnÁif 'pAn ™btiAT>Ain 16.J2 x>o cugA'OAf ■ 
nA 5 Aet?>1 ^ i^ffACCAi"6e v& pipib fÁ 11 a CAipbe&nAib 
acu ní CÁW15 beo gp eim -o'pA^báib op ca 50 f ógtriAp 
nA bbiA*ónA pom. Hi *oói§ 50 p&ib níof mó nÁ pé 
céA*o peAp Af fA*o aca Af *ocúip if ní f Aib pibéip 
A5 a *oupiAn. bA móp An congnAm *oóib peipicéip 
be n-A 150 nó *óÁ coat) peAp A^uf feAfCAX) T)iob 
foin Agii]" piléi]A U1 jeAfnA CiAfp<S3t)e 'nA n^bACAib 

PnvpAf ]Tei|\iuéi^. XÍ 

Ó cofAÓ An tT)Áf\UA fAti mbtiA"ÓAin 1642 t>o b-'é 
Peipiuéiiv X)0 bí itiaji ceAnn ufijiAm aji nA 5 Ae> ó e ^& 1 b 
1 'oUpÁrj-'Lí, mA^ -o'imcig CApcAom An cSúgúm Aguf 
a *óeAjVbf\ÁÚAift 'OomnAtb cum c&bjAUigce te 1i1a"|VIa 
ttlufC|A<M*óe aju^ ní |aó-]:a'oa juja úÁmig SéAmup 
bjiún 1e *ÓÁ ceAXD /peA|A 1 n*oÁib peijucéijt. 

X)o bí ye&]\ *oÁ]A b'Ainm Tlen^i t^ujAence Ag -out 
Amifo Aguf AnnfuT) te ueAccAcc ó pei|\icéi]i. A*oub- 
^At) 5U|\Ab CAcoÍAiceAÓ JaU/oa t/AUfience, a^u^ ip 
aic triAp 'oo leigeA-ó ifceAÓ psn gcM^leÁn é. Ua]a 
éif •out i^ceAC t)ó, cfiÁú, 'o'ófi'ouis tl<sppif é 'oo cu<vp- 
"oac Aguf *oo fUAjKVO 'íia pócA An trap peo teMiAf : 

I have employed this gentleman, Mr. Henry 
Lawrence, upon some special occasions for the 
furthering and advancing Catholicism, to go to 
Tralee and from thence to Castle Drum or the 
camp, wherefore I pray the Irish and English not 
to molest or hinder him in body or goods. Given 
under my hand this 8th of February, 1641. 

Pierce Ferriter. 

Ciot) 511 \\ pu<V|i<yó An ticifi pm a|a t^ufience 
nio]\ ctnpeAt) cum bÁip é acc 'oo beigeAt) 'oo An 
CAifteÁn ■o'fÁgbÁit Aguf ^y mmeAfCA gup pUl ye 
cum ]?ei|uuéi|\. ^y é An c-Á*óbAp gup pcAOibeAt) teip, 
*oa|\ titin, é beiú ó SAc-pAib. T)Á mbAt) éif\eAnnAÓ 
é if tu&ú *oo cuipp*óe cé<vo cnÁibe pÁ n-A pcóiAHAig. 
A'oeipeA'ó l»Aupence aj cajaijac 'oo £eipcéif\ " that 
he was as good a subject as any of them though a 
Catholic, " Ajuf b'i pn An pipnne. tli yiAib Aon 
yonn A|i peipceip éipge AmAC 1 gcoinmb An 1lio£ 

ACC CeA^U 1-p CÓ1JA An tlíoj AgUf nA TlíogACCA 'OO 

copiAm a|a jA^b-AmfAib nA CorhAij\te Agup pm 

xii pi&^f pei]vicéip. 

niA-p *óeA]VbAnn t)Acbie|A péin *oo bí pÁ ^ÍAfAib A3 
tia JjAe-óeAtAib &V f e&t> cAiriAibb : 

He also saith that while in restraint he heard 
it generally spoken among them that they, the rebels, 
fought for the king's prerogative and that we were 
the rebels and traitors, and that] they were not pre- 
ferred to any place of honour, and that they were 
not made judges of assize, and had not the liberty 
of their religion. 

D.\ bu^c bu&nrmeAc ia*o nA J^^ 1 ^ ^5 5fie&t>&t) 
if A5 bfuig<yó if a^ ieA^^-ó n& n^bb A]i bÁj\ nuAijA 

X)0 ]rUApA*OAJ\ CA01 OJACA AgUf VÓACCAC AJA £ubAinj;eA- 

T)A|\ *o'An]AÓ yp x) > oc|AAf ha 5 01 ^b ^ í?í bAibigce mf 
r»A CAi^leÁviAib. 

IDo pinneA*ó eAf^A*ó nu<vó cog&ró be ctn*o t)o 
flnAg pei)Aicé^A ; An u cj\Ám" 110 An "sow" vo 
rugo/ó rn<yp Ainm A1|\. A5 ^eo a ruAifUf c : bí fé v 
byuipm boc^A ; Afi cpí ÚAobAib *oe bí ctáip "OÁ 'oua^- 
•pAHig be |\ocAib beAgA cum é x>o óojnArh ajv pibéA- 

-|\Alb 11 A ng^bb, A^Uf AJA ATI JJCeAC^MTlAt) CAOlb bí 
t)Á beAC-*ÓO|AAf Ag OfCAlbc IfCeAC. 11Í JAAlb Új\bÁ]\ 

A]A bic 'y&r\ 5 c t ; ^ 1Tl > 1 *°cf* eo 5° b]:éA'opA'o T)eicneAb&f\ 
yeAp nó mAj\ foin í *oo 'ójtui'oim 1 n-Aice be bAbb<si-óib 
tía ^CMfbeÁn. Agu^ Annfom beAt) neAju: ac<n r»A 

beAÚ-X)Ól|Afe T)' OfCAlbc AJUf 1A|A1^CC T)0 CAbAlflC A|\ 

riA bAtb^TÓe 'oo b]U]~eA*ó be biop&ib v^uinti be cpót)- 
Aib, if be hójroAib. 

1 bÁ|A An ltlÁ]ACA -oo buAib bpeoi*óceAcc Sija UomÁf 
VlA|A]Aif, if 'oo ceApA-o^ tiA 5Aet)it juja b'Anoif An 
c-Ain aca bjAOfcu§<yó cum An cAifleÁn 'oo có^bÁib. 
*Oo -ó|Aui"oeA*OA|\ a ;gcj\Áin ijxeAc 1 n-Aice An jeAppA- 
CcMfteÁm A5Uf bíoxxvp aj\ cí nA bAÍlATÓe vo 

PiAnAf ^einicéin. xiii 

bnifeA'ó irceAÓ be bionAib, te cnó*óAib \f te hAnniAib 
eite •oon cfAJjAp -pom. Ace *oo ctnn ctnpéi|i "oÁ]i 
V&wm peA^An CArnbnit^e core beo, t>o te^g ré 
bninne cinnceArriAib T>on CAirte&n AnuAr An ithjIIac 
cmn An An 5cnÁm A5 bnugAt) ir A5 bArcAt) ru\ 
mbAnb uAn róin A5ur A5 rcAipeA*ó ah crluAig t)o 
bí cntnnmgce cutn CAbnin^ce beo. *Oo cinn ciht> eite 
*oo TTitnnncin An ÓAirteÁm ceme beir An gcn^m A^iif 
'o'éinji'ó rí Y At1 fP^ 1 ^ ,riA bLACóni ÍAf]\Ac. Acc nío|\ 
ctnn rm t)eine<yó beir An iorirónuiT>ini, ir bío-ÓAj\ A5 
^AbÁib *oÁ céite An reA*ó "oó nó cní míorA eiLe. ]-"Á 
•óeoit) *oo riiAin tlAnjnr bÁr te ViAnnó ir be liAn- 
b|TAinne. X)o §Ab móp-AnAice ha 5 01 tL, ^ 1 ' ^ 50111-0 
bóm A5 T)tjb 1 n5Ainne ir ní nAib te n-ice aca acc 
caic ir reici*óe, nÁ be n-ót acc -onoc-inrce 5aIa]u\c. 
*Oo ctJ5A*0A|A ruAr a 50111*0 Ainni •o , Vei]\icéin ir cAn é<iy 
éAT)AC 'o'fA^bÁib *oóib rém ir *oÁ muinnnn, ru&iwvoAii 
ceA*o 5ÍiiAfAccA 50 "otinAib eite An vuait) nA rípe. 
*Oo cuai"ó a bÁn t)íob 50 OAite An 5^1M^ 1 "^ e A 1* 
bpuAÓ nA SionAnn, bí ah c|\áú row rÁ coniAince 
*ÓÁibí Cnorbi. 

1 5CAiúeATh nA b-iom-ón 4 Jix)ime x)o 50)tcui5eA'ó 
PiAfiAr t)ó nó rní -o'liAijub, ir bA riión An niéAÍA *oo 
nmneAt) *oÁ cneA*óAib. Uá *oÁn A5Ainn 'oo rcpíob An 
cAúai]a T)oriinAtX ITIac Uai*ó5 A5 5eA]\Án An An 
aonóirc pn. X)o caoii) An p^Anc 

t,oc bÁiriie mo Laoic CAibce, 
S&01Ú rÁ rÁiífte rtfbAibce, 

Aóc cÁ bÁn-ÁcAf Ain nÁn bArcA^ aj\ rA*o é: 

ITIotA'ó món *oo X)ia íia n^ub 
HÁn 5omeA*ó An §éA5 gÍAn-ún 
A beic beo 5An Á5 5An 01b 
*Oo Ú05 An ceo x>o cnocAib. 

xiv piA]i&f ^ei|\icéip. 

*Oo teAn pei]Mcéi^ Wn ^leo if -oo con^Aib fé a 
jiAib Aige te n-<\ gAfiiAt) cAtrriA Ap pe<yó rnojAÁm 
T)o bti<vóAnc<Mb c^p eif g&bÁÍA CAifLeÁm Ú11Á5A 
Lí *óó, AxjtLf ní 50 -ocí A|i có^at) CAifteÁn An tltnp 
A 5 u r 5° 1 AÓ ^ *oeipe<vó te *oóc<vp íia n^&cóeAb 51111 
rrrru&iri piAp<vp a]a poúcÁm x>o -óéAnArh Leif nA 5^bt- 
Aib. flíop irie^bping fé pe&Ul nÁ ctAon-beApc, 
1J" beApctnj -pé nÁp irnpce -óó t>uL 'n& me^c cum 
foc|ui5<yó T)o 'oé&n&ni T)ó pém ip -oÁ T)&oinib. *Oo 
jeóLt 'bju^A'oiep Tletfon -oó, T)á -ocajat) yé 50 
CAipteÁn An txtnp, nÁ bAinp'óe beif if 50 bptlpeAf) 
fé flÁn 50 cuAnc&ib An 'OAingm. T)o ineAlt<yó ah 
cti]iA'ó c&trn<s ip ní hé An coat) cAoifeAÓ éij\e<\nnAc 
T)o i?e<NlL<yó le ;geAUlir)AncAib ^aIAi^a tia n5<&W,. 
T)'Aonrint; An cup<vó cpó"ÓA, if nuAi]\ cÁmig/pé 50 
CAipLeÁn 110, tn&mje 'riA ftiji'ó ó'n Rof Ag pVleAr 
T)on bAite t)ó x)o pug ^Af^At) tletpon gpeirn aha iy 
chjaioa^ r&]\ n-<M]~ 50 ítop é. 5 At1 tfUAtX 5 An coipce 
'o'óp-otng fletfon a cjiocA-ó. Hí f\Aib yé te fÁgbÁit 

A11 fAOg&t fO 'n-A AOílA-p. T)0 C]\OCA*Ó f&jjo^u; 1f 

eAybo^ 1 n-emyeAcc teip aii bptit) 1 ^CnocÁn n& 

gC<>o|v\c 1 gCitt Áipne 6y corh&i]\ C&^t&ipe nA 

rnbp&UAp -o'Óiro TIaohti Ppómnféif. A 5 yeo m&\\ 

t]iÁcc&nn SeAgÁn Ua ConAiVt aja An ngníoni pom : 

C]\éA*o nÁ cdoinpnn j-aoi nA péite, 
PiAi,\Af Pei]Aicéi]i b& rhó|\ upéiúe, 
Concub&f\ Uaix)5 '•£ An rCAfbog OaocaLac, 
'Oo c]\oc^*ó 1 jc^oic 1 ^Cnocóvn n<x gCAopAC — 
CeAnn 11 í ConcnbAip aja An ppéice, 
UpAnpjoLAnc, cpAnppopu, 50 Iaitimca. 

T)o có^at) CAipbeÁn An 1luif fAn t)Aiia Iá pceA*o 
^0^ ttleiúeAiii 'pAn mbii^-óAin 1652, Ajtip ip 'oeAÍt- 
-p^iti^c jup ceA^CA'ó peipicéip 'f^n mbtiAt)Ain 1653 

PiA|\Af peinicéin. XV 

1f ioint>A jgníom náineAó X)o nmneA-oAn nA SAcrAn- 
riAij Y At1 ^í? T eo > 1 T 10rn t>A fe&bb-beAnu ir "otm- 
tnAnb&'ó *oÁ n-éir, if iornt)A -peAn gnmn ir béijmn, if 
UAoireAÓ ctmiAir-neinu *oo cb&ocbAt) cAn -pói|\ be n-A 
jcbeAfAib. Ace níon nmne<yó ^eAbb-beAnc nÁ x>úr- 
rftAnbAT) niAih beo níor j;n&inneATril&, níor cionncAije, 
níor Aiciri§e nÁ ceArc<vó piAnAir peiniuéin 1 gCnc- 
cÁn nAgCAonAÓ. 'Oo úeArcA"OAn pie 'jjuf fÁit), ]?eAn 
béigmn if ^tnbc, ye&]\ bÁn-cnbce 1 iTobijúib nA ru<yó- 
éijre, CAOi^eAc *oo feAr be 11-A rhtnnncin 1 mbognAf) 
1 f 1 ScpiiA'ócAn ír x)o buAib buibbe uub&irce aj\ a 
n^iiiATO, ye&]\ vo jl&c 1 gcion g&n bA]X<vó g&n tmbb- 
eA*ó riA 5 01 ^^ fém 'o'éi-p a 50111*0 Ainm *oo bAin "oiob 
1 •oUf\<yij-t,í. *Oo bí peijucéin "orcAibce geAb" A^ur 
ir *o<so]i x)0 *óíob ré A|\ tí)í muimjin Aige Af nA 
1i-eAccpAiiTiAili) féin, Agur if obc -00 cúicijeA'o<N]\ beif 
a rhtimijm ArcA. X)o cnocAt) ^AjjAnc Ajur e&rbog 
1 n-émfe&cc beir, acc níon cnocAt) rAjjAnc nÁ eArbc>5 
nÍAíii b<s *óÁriAije fé&y t)Á cnei*oeAiii 'nÁ piAfiAr 

Stil An gAbA'6 yeinicéin~ be cbe&rAib if be peAbb- 
beA|\c uÁ a por A^Ainn 50 n&ib a AigneAt) coajxa 
beir An mbtiAfói|\c *oo bí aj ctncirn y n-& ceo *óub aj\ 
a cín pibif. T)o covin 15 C]\onuiebb be n-A ctut) AttiAf 

r^ •pCjUOfA'Ó AJUr A^ pÓAbAt) a bf UA]u\*o&n Agur Ag 

nu&gAt) Ajur A5 ionnAnbA*ó nA 11*0 Aome Af -pó'OAib 
nA héi|\eAnn. Tlí n&ib bAbb 1 néinmn, 'OÁ pM*o ó 
CAmpATÓib C]\omuebb é^ nÁn ttnc b]AÓn ir *0UAi|\ceAf 
A1|\. Tlí hé AitiÁin 511 1\ bfiif C]\oinuebb -pbuAijce 
nA n5^et>eAb, ní hé Aiii^m 511)1 ^éAb fé a ^cuit) 
CAfn^c 1]" -§u\\ btng ^é cof An rhinné&b nA n*0A0ine, 
ní hé AihÁin juja niArbtnj -pé a gcmt) cneix)itii, 
acc "oo cuineAÚ irDgttA'ó 50 gAÓ Áint) if cúmne 1 

xvi Pia^at pei^Attéip. 

bCi]nnn 50 fv\ib n^ -oAome ti'fi bc\m An caIa™ te 
^Wti£i6 awiac Ap a n-ÁicneAboob péw a^u^ a LéigeAn 
voy nA heAccnAnnAib coningceACA ne^'oug^'ó 'ni 
ri-ioriAT). Hi op 5 oi It An pógpAt) pAW Ap Aowne&c 
com móp if joiLL yé Ap fJiAp<yp peijncéip Ajtip ip 
bnónAC oclÁnAÓ An íaotx) -oo ceAp pé iAp gcloipwc 
An p ójAnrA p om *oo : 

"Oo-cuaía pcéAb *oo céAp Ap tó mé, 

1p Ú115 Y^ 11 °*6c e 1 n*oAoippe bpów mé, 

T)'p^5 ™° cpeAU ^An neApc mnÁ peotcA, 

5 ^n bpig 5 An me&bAip 5 An jpeArm 5 An pojnArh. 

Ace ? p é An puAj^Aipc *oo bi te cup Ap nA *OAomib vo 
cé&p a cpoit>e : 

Ip bícvógA-ó b&rp tiom bif mo comAppAn, 

T)a rAoiúe pÁmA pÁpcA peotuA, 

1 •ocip bA jnÁú^c tÁn v>o cób^cc, 

Ite vade *oÁ pÁf> teo pow. 

t)A *óóij beAU 50 pAib An file 'n-A pÁit> 1 jceApc 
Agur jup rApn^AipeAcc aja a bÁp péw An pAnn po : 
Ua pcéim nA gpéine 50 nónA, 
jpÁ éictipp ó éinge tó til 9 
UÁ1X) riA ppéApÚA 1 ngné t>á pójjp^'ó, 

HÁ ptllt CéA|\1TIÓ, A}\ pAO§Alt pÓ-pVOA. 

1p é a bpip a cpome An téip-pc<MpeA*ó *oo ctnpeA*ó 
An cbAnn nA hé-ipeAtw teip nA 1u\ttmúpACAib Agtip 
éipe péw *oo bí pe&t pópuA teip íia fíS^ 1 ^ '^-a 
*oeopAi*ó céApcA •óoitb-cpÁi'óce : 

1p cpuAg biom cpoit)e 'y \y cwn "oÁp n*opótAnn, 
TluAÓAn Ctnnn CpiomÚAW ir Coj<Mn, 
SuAp j^ac oTóce Ag ttn je ye 'oeopAifnb, 
'S ^An íuax) An a cIaitw 'oo bí aici pórcA. 

Pic\]\Af yeijuteip. xvii 

TTAn éif Léijue íia ÍAOi-óe feo, 'o'f'éA'OfÁ rneAb- 
nuj^vó eigm -oo T)éAnArh An aj\ yubMngeA'OAn n^ 
jAetnt An cnÁc -pom. tlí jtaiIb eArbog nÁ bnÁc&in 
nÁ cléin ri6 oi-o<- le ^AgbÁil acc 1 ^Anpor nó Le 
neAfuc ^oIa ir bntnjne. tlí nAib uni&c nÁ CAOireAÓ 
z^An miiteA*ó nó nuA^At) 1 gcém. flí nAib gArnAÍ) 
coi'ahca nÁ corriAince xn'n aj *oeAnót,Aib. Hío" 
^Ág'AX) yóx> 'OÁ gctnt) cAÍiriAn A5 clAnn nA hCineAn* 
Acr a c&bAnu Ti'eAcunAnnAib c >iirn júeAÓA. Hion 
b'iongnAt) 50 |AAib b]\ón An piAnAr. Oí gnAt) Ai^e 
dá iritnnnan ir -o'^uÍAing ré inóp-ctnt) "o'ponn ia*o 
do fAopAt) ó ^AolcoriAib rnrhe n& ngAVL Acc bí 
cnome An croinb-pLi*ó úx> bnirce rut A]i ctnneAT) 
yÁ t;t&rAib te feAÍt é. tlío|\ cAitt éij\e niAiri ^eAtt 
níof -oÁriAige 1 rnbeÁ]\riAin aii bAoj;AiL, níor jreTOm- 
eAiriÍA 1 gccmi&inLe, níor rnó jpA'Dtng í ^ém Y a 
D^ome 'nÁ pu\p[ pei|\icéi]\. *Oo CAiUleAt) pbe, 
*oÁm, -pÁit), ceotuói|A, cu]\<vó btiA*ÓAc, UAOireAÓ 5^oit)e 
ye&]\ béigmn iy gnmn, CAcot&iceAc reAlbtnjce 'n-A 
cnei*oeAiii, An L<n ce&rcA*ó peijucéin te cnÁib. 

1f -oeAtt]\MriAc ^nn pon-triAincín peinicéin t>o 
néin ceA^Airc nA he-AgÍAire CACoL&icige : *Oo cnocA*ó 
1 n-émfeAcc te liCArbog ir SAgAnc é, Aguf if 
T)eiTrnn 511 p mAn jeAÍt a|\ a gcnei-oe&ih x>o bAineAt) 
t)Á -ouneoin An bei]\c eite. Tlí *óéAnAim ArhnAf nÁ 50 
nAib ^nÁm A5 tletron aij\ ir a^ " An -pciiAine bmte 
yeo An pit" -oo bí 1 mbtm CAirteAin An tltnr 1 
Du&oib An cttnce rug -pé dá mtnnncin Ar -oAingeAn- 
Aib ÚnÁjó, t/í. Acc 1-p Léin t)o rheAf gun b'í pníotii- 
cúii" a ceAyccA é beiú 'nA CACotAiceAc, Agnf An 
c]\eToeAm Có.uoÍAiceAc x>o co-pnAiri te cpem-neA-pc a 
ctnrteAnn An ^eAt) *oeic inbtiA'ÓAn. 

fíon-p^e 'oo b'eA*ó piA]AAf, Agiir cio*ó gtip tnAé 



PiAp<yp pei]iiréi|A. 

•oo ge&njuvó piÁic a f aojaiÍ, 'o'f^S fé rnonÁn *oo 
•óÁnuAib bf\e&jc<s 'nA 'ói&i'ó. Tlí'L pnge^Vl nÁ eAr- 
Wó An a tAOi"ócib, ni't e^rbAt) pimmrii n& úi-peAócA 
nÁ íorháigeAccA nÁ nórtnjeAcuA aja a ctnt) fAOCAin\ 
1f j:a*o<n Anoir ó cmneAX) f Aj&r Arrnijce 50 béAnbA 
te C]\o]:con Cnócen An An ^CAOineAt) t>o ceAp ré 
•00 tfltnjuf An 5 e ^P^ UA1 5 T)0 V U ^ 1 1 X ^Áf 1 1 ópLon*oenr, 
Agtif A*oeijut) nA bf\eicirh ^un ÁbAmn aii *oÁn é. 
Acc ní hAon ní*ó An c-cMrcniuj^vó t)é^nb<N rom acc 
cáiú nó co^Ab reocAr An cA01ne.Ni) fém *oo cúm if 
•oo fcníob An pte 1 nJJAetnlj; m<s]\ acá ré Y ATI 

teAÍ)A]1 fO. 

C10X) gii-p *oo cneib CAn cumn feiniuéin ir 50 n&ib 
CAit)|veATri Aige An tiAirtib nA SAcrAnnAC ir peAr 50 
nAib ré Hibernior Hibernicis ipsis. Tlí nAib n-A 
béAÍ acc Anc ir Conn if Coj&n, Agur nA nígúe -oo 
toí piAi*óirn jte be h1nir ^aiI nuAip 00 bí a pnreAn 
féin 1 bjrAX) ca|\ cumti, 


The principal poems of Pierce Ferriter are written in 
the Elegiac Metre, although he has also used exten- 
sively the 'OÁn *Oí|\e&c. 

The Elegiac Metre is used principally for the 
CAomeAT) or 1TlA|AbTiA, but not confined to that species 
of composition ; thus Poem II. is in Elegiac Metre, 
though not a CAoineAt). The CAoine<vó, as well as 
the majority of poems in the Elegiac Metre, is 
divided into stanzas of four lines each. Each line is 
generally ruled by four stresses on four root vowels 
of the line. Of these four the 2nd and 3rd stressed 
vowels correspond in sound. The first stressed vowel 
does not necessarily correspond in sound with any 
other either in that line or in any other. The final 
stressed vowels of all the lines in the stanza and in 
the entire poem correspond in sound. Correspon- 
dence of vowels means that if simple vowels they are 
absolutely the same; if diphthongs or triphthongs 
the main sounds of the combinations are identical. 
Thus the syllables céip, aoI, Aejv, t&e, bé, correspond 
in vowel sounds. We have stated the general rules 
for the Elegiac Metre, but some stanzas of Ferriter's 
C<NoineAt) are differently set. In these he employs 
only three stresses, the first and second falling on 
corresponding vowels. We give in illustration the 
first stanza of his CAoineAt) on Maurice Fitzgerald: — 
Tt1o cjAAoécvó if mo f aoc |\em tó tú, 
A CiA|t|\&ix)i£ id ciAn-Ltnge 1 5Corh|\Airm, 
1T1o cpeAC u'fe<ypc ^A-p le&j\ 1 bptórrofiAf , 
A filGif\if tine An |\i*oi|\e ó pLópenf. 
If we mark the unstressed vowels by a horizontal 
stroke, and the stressed ones when diphthongs or 
triphthongs, where possible, by the principal vowel 


sound of the combination, this stanza may be written 
in metrical symbols : — 

e — — e 

1& 1A 




A A 





Here we have taken account of elision : thus, mo 
újAAoóAT) ij» is pronounced mo tfi&ocAf. It should be 
noted, too, that in the 2nd line there is a secondary 
accent with vowel correspondence after the first 
stress, which gives variety and beauty to the stanza. 
The first stanza of Poem II. is — 
T)o-cuaI/A yceoXj *oo céA-p Afi tó mé, 
1)" rug 'f An omce 1 rroAOi]Afe bpóin mé, 
TV^Áj; mo ófieAC 5&11 neAf\c mnÁ -peotuA, 
5&n ^P5 5^ meAbAi^ gAri jpeAnn 5A11 yojn^m, 
which in metrical notation is 

ti ^ — e — e — o — ■ 

tj — \ — \ — — - 

Á — a — a — ó — 


the final stressed vowel is ó throughout the entire 
poem. In poem III., which is a CAoineAX), the metre 
is the same as in I. 

"O^n TMpe&c, in which some of Ferriter's poems are 
written, requires a fixed number of syllables in each 
line, 4 lines in each stanza, as well as a certain 
correspondence in sound between the final syllables 
of the lines, etc. 

The principal kind of T)Án 13í|\eAc is T)eibi*óe. 
*Oeit>iT>e requires (a) the f\Ann or stanza to be four- 
lined; (b) 7 syllables in every line or ceAC|A<Mti^. 


In counting the number of syllables elision is taken 
into account. Elision of a vowel ending a word may 
take place when necessary, if followed by a word 
beginning with a vowel. If the vowel that follows 
be long, and the preceding one short, elision of the 
short vowel is not general ; (c) uMtn or alliteration; 
that is, in each line two words of which neither is 
the article, possessive pronoun, or preposition, must 
begin with a vowel or with the same consonant. In 
compounds u&nn is made by the initial letter, but 
particles like x>o and fio, when prefixes in com- 
pounds, do not count. Eclipsing letters, too, are 
not counted, nor are f, f , t reckoned in uAnn. There 
are two kinds of u&im ; p'on-uAirn or uAnn cliiATpe, 
which takes place when there is u<Mtn between the 
two final words of a line; and tiAirn grmi-pe, when 
the uMin is between two words that are not final. 
11 Aim ^rmife is more easily allowed in the first teAc- 
fiAnn, or the feoÍA*ó, that is, the first two lines, than 
in the second teAc-]i<snn or cottkvo, that is, the last 
two lines of the jAArm or stanza, which require gene- 
rally po|\-iiAim. 

(d) tlinn and A^vo-jurm, that is, the last words 
of the 2nd and 4th lines (Áijvo-furm), must be longer 
by a syllable than the last words of the 1st and 
3rd lines (fiinn) respectively. For jiinn and Áijvo- 
jurm compound words may be employed. Some- 
times the word that ends one line has a prefix put 
before it in the next, (e) ComA-p'OA'ó, that is, the 
last syllable of each of the odd lines, must agree 
with the last syllable of the succeeding even line, in 
vowels, and consonants of the same species. Two 
consonants to be oi the same species must both 


belong to one of the following divisions into which 
the consonants are divided : — 

(1) f, which stands alone. (4) c, ú, f, (p), aspirates. 

(2) c, p, t, hard. (5) tt, tin, ]\]\, m 115, strong. 

(3) 5, b, -o, mediae. (6) b, -ó, 5, m, t, n, |\, light. 

The vowels are divided into — 

a, o, ti, broad, 
e, 1, slender. 

CotnA]roAt> ftÁn takes place when the vowels are 
the same, and the consonants of the same class ; 
com&]voA*ó bjufue when the consonants are not of 
the same class, while the vowels are the same. 

(/) tlAiúne requires a vowel correspondence between 
a word at the end or middle of the odd lines, and a 
word in the middle of the even lines respectively, 
that is, the vowels must be both broad or both slender. 

(g) Atnuf is a correspondence between a word in 
the odd lines (at end or middle) and a word of the 
same number of syllables in the middle of the even 
lines respectively. The correspondence must take 
place not only between the vowels, but also the 

In illustration of the "Oeib-me Metre this stanza is 
taken at random from Ferriter : — 

Ajvotnj T)o irieAnrnA a ThÁjjruMf, 
A tw\\ -o^eAc-gt&n -oeAjAC-fAtri-glAif, 
A ft ac pAt lomtÁr» 1 ^cac, 
A iom]\A*ó ctiA]i if ceA]\]Vb^c. 

Here we have obviously four lines and seven 
syllables in each, supposing elision in the first line 
where two a's meet. We have iiAim in first line 
between trieAtimA and tÍIÁgnAif ; and, it is p'ojvuAim 
or uAim ctuAife. In second line there is pofi-uAim 


between *o]\e&c-5t<vn and *oeA]ic-f Áin-jU\ij\ In third 
line there is uAirn clu^pe between fi&l and iomtÁn, 
as y does not count. In the fourth there is a Attn 
gnúife, though approaching to p'on-uAirn, between 
ctiA]A and ceAjpjVbAC. There is pmn and Aijvo-]ttrm in 
the words fnAjjriAif and •oeAjAc-fÁíri-gtAif , where the 
peculiar structure of the latter word is interesting ; 
there is also |unn and Aijro-f\inn in the words jcac 
and ceAji|VbAc. 

There is cotnAnoAt) ptÁn, amounting to perfect 
rhyme, between tílÁgriAif and tteA^c-f Ám-Jtatf ; and 
also comA]roA"ó ptÁn between jjcac and ceAj\pbAc, as 
t and c are of the same species of consonants; 
Atntif between pAÍ and cI/ia|a, as 1 and ]\ are of the 
same species of consonants. 

Poem IV. is an excellent specimen of *Oeibiúe 
Metre, also V., XI. Poems XVI. and XVIII. are 
also in T)eibi , óe. 

Poems XIL and XIII. are in JlAnnAnDeAcc mó\\, 
which requires seven syllables in each line, each line 
to end in a monosyllable, and com Apt) aó flÁr» 
between the last words of the 2nd and 4th lines ; 
also Atnuf between the last word of 1st and 3rd lines r 
or some word in the middle of these lines, and some 
word in the middle of the 2nd and 4th lines respec- 
tively. Here is an example taken at random from 
XIII.: — 

A5 -peo céime T)é ha rmúL 

A|\ An ré -oó, -oct^A-p 51AÁT) 
U]aoij úAtiA 'gtif ^eAn^-bonn f aojv 
111aLa aoL da fi*oeAÍbAim *oÁr., 

in which the requisites mentioned are easily discerned. 
Poem XIV. is irregular in its metre. 


The sources of the poems of Pierce Ferriter are 
the manuscripts in the Library of the Royal Academy, 
as in the following list. The Eoman numerals refer 
to the poems in the order in which they occur in 
this work. 

I. 23, E. 16. p. 289 ; 23, C. 19, p. 295 (a frag- 
II. 23, E. 16, p. 49 ; 23, L. 13, p. 42 (printed 
in Irish Text Society's 3rd volume). 

III. 23, G. 20, p. 176. 

IV. 23, E. 16, p. 299 ; 23, L. 17, p. 104a. 
V. 23, N. 12, p. 1. 

VI. 23, E. 15, p. 226. 

VII. 23, E. 16, p. 380 ; 23, N. 13, p. 159. 

IX. 23, N. 13, p. 123. 

X. 23, E. 16, p. 293. 

XI. 23, G. 20, p. 163. 

XII. 23, G. 23, p. 166 ; 23, G. 20, p. 235 ; 23, G. 21, 

p. 354. 

XIV. 23, G. 21, p. 355. 

XV. 23, L. 17, p. 130. 

XVI. 23, E. 16, p. 326. 

XVII. 23, N. 13, p. 123. 

XVIII. 23, N. 11, p. 191 ; 23, E. 16, p. 326. 

XIX. 23, G. 24, p. 391. 

It will be seen from the above list that the MS. 
23, E. 16, is the principal' source of these poems. 
Poems IX. and X. are, perhaps, not Eerriter's, 
though both are ascribed to him by O'Curry. IX. is 
in MS. referred to the Officers of Kiug James, but 


such headings are often the work of the scribe, and 
contain errors of historical fact. It may well be that 
it is Charles and not James that is meant. Poem 
XXXVI. in Vol. III. of Irish Text Society's Publi- 
cations is ascribed to Ferriter in a MS. in the 
Franciscan Library, Killarney. It is attributed to 
O'liahilly in a manuscript written by Michael Og 
O'Longan, who may be regarded as an authority in 
such matters. It is generally, however, in the MSS. 
either given anonymously, or ascribed to a " certain 
troubled Kerryman." Poem II., which is unques- 
tionably Ferriter's, is ascribed to Geoffrey O'Donoghue 
in a MS. in the British Museum, bearing date 1711. 
A MS. called > OtiAHM|\e piA-pM-p pei}Muéiji was very 
well known in the eighteenth century. It was so called 
because it had been in the possession of the poet. It 
seems to have been a store-house of genealogy, poetry, 
&c. It is referred to by O'Brien in his Irish Dictio- 
nary, and from it is copied a genealogical account of 
the MacCarthys, preserved in the library of Trinity 
College. It is entitled " CjiAobf c&oite&t> 5 eir,eA ^ 1 5 
Ct&nn Ca^cIim^ «n|\ íia &ic--pc}\íobv.vó ó *OuAriAi]ie 
pi&]\&if V e 1M A1c M A ó Co]aca T)tnbne," H. 1. 7., T. C. D. 
This MS. probably contained some original pieces 
by the poet, and seems now lost. 






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"DAncA piAfiMf £ei|iicéifi. 

I.— tno úiiaoca*ó is mo saoú tietn tó tú. 

(An. bÁf triU1]A1^ tYllC 5eA|\AlLc .1. Atl 1llt)1|Ve ClAIAJA&l'ÓeAC ]?t1A1|\ 

bÁr 1 b£lon-ojAAf ir é 'n-A oip^eAc Ann cirnceAUl ha bLiAT>nA 

\Y\0 cjiaocat) i[ino fAoú |Aetn tó cú, 

A CiAjijAAifng w ciAn-ttnt;e 1 ^coiiinAinn, 
tTIo cfAeAc u'£eA|\c uaj\ teAn 1 bpton-opAf, 
A tíhnnif iriic An Tlitnf\e ó ptónenf, 

5 Cé rnón ah cjiÁt) cÁpctnj yiotriAU, 
tlí jAAib bÍA^ nÁ T>Ac nÁ cóittfe Ain, 
*OÁ pínib ^An jringeAlt 5 An i:óbAinx, 
pÁm cjAOióe-'pe 511 j\ fCAOiteAt) -oo fceot-fA. 

Tn'úit) teAC if mo ftnt 50 rnón iuou, 
IO 'SAn cmneAttiAin *oo cion]\bA"ó nA comAi|Vle, 
1TIa|a *oo ]\u-§ An cnoc tuc itiaja róijueAf, 
'S nA ^peAcc mbliA*ónA 1 nDiACAitt uónrnAij;. 

*Oo bí Áme Cntnc Áme 'oo'o ^o^jiat), 
1f bí 5111b A5 Loc S 111 ^ 11A ngteo-yeAjA, 
15 Caoi a^ innAoi bmn 1 n^teAnn pógjAA 

1r 5 e ^r A ^ c "^ A01 A 5 SeAnAit)-TÍinAoi 1*0 com^An. 

T) , a i ottiiii§ beAn vo ce&\\z aja e-ocAitt, 
be An p'óe A5 tTloigíle *oo óoríi^Af, 
Aoib THac CAitle if Cac|\ac ITIónA, 
20 1f CmeVt rnbéice A5 -ojAéitn jie *oeó}AAifa. 

Do j;Lac eAgtA An Sacj* AnnAc -pó'ÓAtriAit, 
1 "oUpÁig Li nA fug-treA^ ó']\ cóiprnf, 
t)e An fí-óe *oot) ÓAOineAt) 'íia 'óóijtpb 
5up fit giijAAb é a *óíbij\c Tj'frójjtiip. 

25 1n^ An T)Ain5eAn níoji CA151Í An coot-got, 
5uy\ jtAc eAjt^N cev>nnuijce An cnó]XA, 
*OÁ n-cAgtA -pom níoji to^ogAl t)óib pn, 
tlí CAomiT) mnÁ p'óe An -pópu fAin. 

beAn -pí*óe 1 n*Otjm CAom A5 b|\ón-§ot 
30 'S beAn -onúcAif mo T)tm-An-Ói]\-pA,- 
beAn bmn-fcoL In^e^c TTIóipe 
Cqi-p péiie pÁ éA^ 05-fCAÚ. 

A]i StiAb 1l1if níop cif An rnóp-got, 
'S a|a SbiAb ^ionnAgbAn potAij\ nA jreotA, 
35 &]\ C|\tiACAib nA cuAice "oo cófgtnn, 

'S A]i Cnoc bjAéAnAinn bjAéio-jeAb bóttiAfi. 

TVAicmgeAf A]\ An Aifín "ocóijAnig, 
'S A|\ An bptnt-ciú t>o ctnc 'fAn bjrójtriAfi, 
A|A 'péi'oeAt) nA ^éAtcA cóimeiu, 
40 Óa^ SAOpM]i ní hé 511 yv fójjAip. 

5lt)^AX) A jteACA1t)e, A CApCAOm CfAÓ'ÓA, 

U15 *oo 'ÓAtntnn An Aiftmjje fpoitt-ctntcj 
lonnAtn yém *oo fAOÚ 511 y\ corruvifeAf, 

U'ÓAg-fA UA|\ ÓA5 SAOfAiyi ívOITIA. 

45 tflójt ]?ibe nÁfi ptteAt) 1 gcomAT), 

I n-AtrinAf Afi yeAlixyp a n-eóÍAif, 
'O'eAjÍA h<n beA*ó ^Am^ne beo p&in 
TTÍAnbnA nAÓ bA rriAf\bnA cóin mnu. 

Vf\Ó]\ pVf\A1JAe 11Á]1 fAUAlt A]1 CÓJAnACC, 

50 t>A cnúcAÓ Let) ctú i-p cú beó ac&, 
bé'fi b'AnAC^AC T)tit c'Acpimne cójips, 
'Oo'O ciniiA-fA 50 bttúijre bpónAc. 

tffójt mAigp.e bA triMj-oeAn fióiriAU, 

11Á]1 b'A1C|\eAC gUfl ólAlfUÍ u'ÓjJ-Clin 

55 1f cú 5^^ 5 AÍ1 5 A1 "° 5 Ari lii^AngA acc -oon cf ónx y m 
Ó n-A|A TTieAbÍAIf A hAnArn Y A hóijeAcu. 

tHójA fpéip-beAn céA'opvóAc 1 gcóifce, 

II Án tío§«yó acc óf ífeAÍ beó OfiAib, 
TVéi-p c'éA^A £Á b^éit)ib fncnVl -otnb, 

60 A 5 éA*o be n-A ceite j?óib-p. 

THóji rriAOic-beAn Aoit-ctnjvp if omn'-^intc, 
T)Á 5Cío|\a'ó 5 An cíoja acc a gceot-jt&c, 
1a]i *oc]iaoca*ó *oo-p 11A cé<voAib ÓJVÓA, 
'S a tnbuTóeACAf A5 An n^Aoiú A]\ a nóige. 

65 1omt)A ní§-beAn triíonbA rho*óiriAfi, 
^Á jb<sf TDtmuA 1 gctnt t)óv ^eómjAA, 

tlÁtt bélg eAgbA CAfAAT) T)1 jlójl-gol, 

TDot) CAomeAt) j\e hiot)bAiju; a n*oéo^A. 

1 n-ArhjiAf An mAttb nó beo tú, 
70 An uai]a 1-p rmcit) béi u'pMcpn 1*0 óg-cttuc, 
tV)Af\ úug AnnfAcu AnnjAeAcc beo tnfici, 
An *ocu5 oeAnb T)o rhAinb níof mo tn. 

*Oo-cím m&]\ vo 'óíot An ]\óy-X)&t 
An rhí-tí bA fAoibige 'nÁ j;ópcA 
75 1f é a ^cAÚÁn An -pcAÚÁn -pcóUlcA 

'I1a 1^5^ noc -oo fr^tf-ftt a póijvóeAjic. 

T)Á pibpe<vó pn u'mneAl if c'ój-c-put, 
T)o cjiei-oi?eAT) fóómeAf éi|\ge A*oónip, 
T)Á b^Aicpe^f) cú 1*0 AjuriAib 'oó-^utMng, 
8o toutcÁntip *oot) jAbÁit iriAn jbeó-tflAfif. 

Ú115 *oo g-Mfce T)Uiu jjAinrn if x^loi^e, 
Úug £Á *oeA}\A 1 n-AjuriAib c'óinneAT), 

Úug J^p^'OAin *0U1C CÚ A JIaCAT) *0Ó Aft *ÓÓ1"0 git,, 

tlí pitip ip níon TTHfci*oe a ffiófrÓAcc. 

85 Lomne í&occacu téijeAnn ip beoriiAncAcc, 
OineAc AnAm-óAcc eAgiiA if eóVAf, 
111 ine mioLÍAcu mine if rnónc<yp 
An AbcpomAif 1*0 pe&npvm nÁn pló-gtnL, 

Cia A5 A|i ifrÁgbAif c'Áitle if u'óige, 
90 An cneAf an -pnu<vó u<mh nA bócnA, 
An te<M;A a]a tí jfíf A11 015-tit, 
S An T)tteAc a|\ x)AÚ nA teA^ tójtftAn? 

Cia t)<yn ciorrmtnf lonnriiAp c'ón-ftntu, 
Ci^b 'oíojjac nA tínre tó"otriAn 
95 Léiú|\eAÓA true bémif 'oom-jit 

5ac cuac if ^ac |\UAinne 1*0 -pó-^A'o'-f'o'Lc? 

An píge peAiiiAn 'f An ceAt/lcAn comA]roAÓ, 
An ueAngA móXX Ap jjeAl/l gun corhAiVt, 
An cficng cnéAn Y AT1 c ^ ^ m &V fnoVl geAt, 
IOO An iongA caoI 'r An béAÍ niAn pónpun? 

T)o cteA^injeAcc a$ rn&nctngeAcc tnóin-eAC, 
X>o -pCAijnjeAcu r-eAn-jxníobcA ^eotc<x, 
PionnrA 50 n-iontAr c'eot<Mr, 
Ó pmc pice 50 bomcm ? 

105 U'foircme nÁn btot>At> te bórctnnn, 
'S *oo bMro&cc te bAnt|\A : éc beotcAir, 
*Oo foi]\beAf 1 n-Ain ccvoa 'jur coirinAinn 
*Oo T)oibgeAf 1 n-Arn cotg if comtAnn ? 

Ck\ bur 01 5^ e 'oo' f Ai*óbneAr reói*oe ? 
I .0 Cia T)eÁnrcnAr a n-oon to t)eóit)-ri ? 
5<vn beic é bet) ™éAn<Mb pórcA, 
Cteice gé ir uú Ag *oéAn<vm ctó*ÓA |\1|\ 

Cia ctnnjreAr- 111 A]\ x)o ctnjur 1 rnbeo-niocc, 
A5 mnrinc c'mnte\ccA ir c'eotAir, 
115 A5 tAbAi]u: ceAng&n T)1 if AnAm a -oócAin 
Soibe:sc riu\nb nÁ]\ b<\tb cé jreo'ÓA'ó ? 

V)a te*o bAnnAitnb Airci-óe úójrp a, 
f-f bA teAc péin An rnéAT) nÁn teo r-Ain, 
A mbtn'óeACAr- y Am if é t>A rcó]\ -otnc, 
120 1v* x)0 biiTóe^CAf-rA 50 téin a ton pn. 

11Í0]\ Ú<\1T)AC *00 XKVCmnACC X)0 ctó-r-A 

'S do b&ocAr-tnr- ctéinig ir coniAi-o-pn 

Tlíon éA|\ rú éAnt<s nÁ ómttnx), 

1f níon AOjAAif rnéi]voneAc nÁ geocAc. 

125 T)o nvi^Air 'oo no§A b^ nojjA 50 *oeon •oattí, 
111 An 'óíot 1 bp'oncAib 'f 1 b]?eotcAc, 
111 cs]\ tn'ot 1 gcíor-bpteA'ó Y 1 5cóirnib, 
1 nx)iceAtt cío]\ca aj\ 'oo cónnArh. 

1 n*oiícnAcc 'f 1 gcurriA x>o coiri-yoguir 1 , 
130 1 ^CAomeAT) AOir--£eA]\ \f 015-feAn, 
1 n-M:tnj\re reAn-bAn 5 An r-cnnceAnn, 
T)evYj\bc<N)\ Y 1 n-AT>ctiTTiA 05-bAn. 

X>o hAi'ótAiceAT) cú 1 n-AjjAii) rno úcncirn, 
1]" tíjpiT) pice cum T)óibe 
1 35 ^ 11 *o]torn bA jtonr)iuA]\ gtópAó 

1 nóp bAbb ó't) tfiÁipí) 'n-A cótnAi\ 

ÍIIu^caoda 9 y a nxmb-béAb j;óca, 
MAl<sb&i]\c Y A mbA|\)tA te ^ó'OAib, 
0]im:aca \f iat) ceAnjrAiLre cnó^rA, 
140 Lóoiii ^e caLa-iti vís rn<yrmAi]\ 5 An inó|AUAf. 

X)o ctAii)eAiri bA jníotriÚAC 1 ngteo-biAuit), 
Loirmocc& aja onAcom ólg-fnp, 
X)o iriot<y|roAc foÍAiriAC í*p c'ói^-pptn^, 
50 n-ionÍA^ "oó, n-iorncA^ ^óiviau. 

145 Coi]AnéiL gAn oitbénn eóÍAip, 

\y CApuAom ó 5^c jjtAn-cpíoc *o'e-o|\tnp 
5o ixuaiitoa 1 n-in\im 'p 1 n-ójvoei|\ 

'SaVí 0[\AC<mVI pÁ COpAlb T)0 C01Í1-CU1f\. 

CeA'o-yeAp *oo"o jjAolcAib peóbA, 
I50 1 tib]\é 1 nx)inb-é<yoAC yiotriAib, 

U'Ajimup ip é cAppMngue A]\ ó|\--oac, 
HonnuA a]\ An bpo §aiI-cac bpójvpAÓ. 

An ii<si|\ *oo gÍACAf) '^An caÍaiíi -qo coiri|iA 
T)Á mbcs-ó m<M-oeAn bApAijce An tócjAAinn 
155 T)o 'óéAnpA'ó oi*óce cío]\-*óti 1 5 ceo "ói 
Le prntnc ah pú*OAi]\ vo /oóigeA'ó o]\c. 

5ac pAijx)iúi]i A5 •oeithnuiJA'ó eóbcAi]A 
A5 mibbóob cutri&-|i.yó pó *óó óuic 
An cúifeÁit -oi'i]\-b|AAÚAc a "óeófiA 
160 5° 'OdO|\muigeAt) be íva opnAi'óib *oói5Úe. 

Cé í An TriAit)eAn An e&óc|\A córgtnn, 
1f gun geAfinA ó'n eA^tAi^ *oo nó|*-b^o§, 
T)ob éijpn te méit) An tnónrAir, 
bui*óeACAf An An jcéin tun nónA. 

I65 11A01 gCAOJAT) *00 6tél|\eACAlb COnÓnUAÓ 

T)eii:eAnAc 1 n-eAj\<Mb ó|vóa, 
SAgAinc nA |" Attn ac 5 An corriAineAir), 
1f eArbtng An x)eAciiiAit) aj\ 'oo cónpATÍi. 

tTliinA mbeAt) a iriéit) *oo céim *OAiri-rA, 
170 1f -uaLac nAÓ tJAÍAÓ coinúntnm, 

1r mAic 'oo cAOinpeA'ó mo cnovóe b|\óm cú 
1 5CAom-béA]\r nÁn rmtfe a^ Óibm. 

Cé *oob eA^cóin, a gniAn-echt nónA, 
TIac uú iy AOi]voe ÓAompnn d^ódIa, 
175 íIac é ir *oírte cAomfeAT) t)óib uú, 
*Oo péAniif bA péAnbA 1*0 fDcnn-'óeAnc. 

pÁ cú *OAin, An uaíi bA beó cú, 
tlVúnnAT) cige, tno rcíc cóine, 
punuAcu m'éigin éi*oe rn'£eótA, 
180 CoriitA rrTÁntnr ]?Áb mo cónnAnri. 

tTlo trion cuAire tno bti&ÓAitt bó-e^ttAij, 

ITIo fciúin ÁnÚAig An tÁn bócnA, 

Ttlo riiAit>e tÁnne 1 mbéAnnAm "oó-^utAing, 

ttlo cnAnn bA^Ain 'f&n rnbAite ir cú 1 bptont>nAr. 

185 tTlo ceAc rÓAT), mo neAtriAnn nórtriAn, 
tTlo cniiAr beice, rn'eite eiceoige, 
tHo j|\iAn ^eiriine, nVínpcné 05-bAn, 
tTlo tié&\\ AiUle, ro'&ippj; thón-f cot. 

tHo oéici]\ *oéAX)tA, mo caoja cothnAic, 
190 tTlo *ónAc;An Lonn, 1110 ^o\X rn&c THóinne, 
tTlo cii]iAt) caoiti, mo Íaoc rno teótii&n, 
1Tlo rmonn fút, mo líon-lúú mo lócpAnn. 

T)o tri&lAf\cAif mo ^eAcnixvp 1 ^é-ceA^ 
^y *oo "óíoLai^ ino f AOij\fe Let) ó^-'óul , 
195 Uú Anoóc mo cocu '-p 1110 reó-jom, 
Á]\ rn'AOionif if q\íoc rno ^tóipe 

tTlo luAm-cf\eAÓ, nio 511 «Mf, mo gteo-^fun-o, 
tllo cneAt) bÁif, 1110 o|\Ác, nio beó-jom, 
THo iriíte niAi^g, 1110 ceAtg, rno ctó-mrii, 
200 tllo *óíle 'oon^i^ cú ni'opiA tf m'eólctn)\. 

ITIo fite^vó T)éAn, mo téAti, 1110 teónAt), 
tTlo §oin cpoit)e, mo *óíú, mo 'óeoncAt), 
1Tlo pojXA bAÍt, mo caVI, mo q\ó-tor, 
1Tlo cneA*o cti -oo fineA-ó 1 jjcouip&wn, 

205 ITI'Áp 'OAOine, rno ttiaoic, rno rrióitt-ceA|% 
1Ho bpón Altf a, 1110 ÓAnncAn T>nótAnn, 
1Tlo irno-Á"ó gAn Aon-cttAT) 'n-A coiri&i|A, 
1Tlo -óíogoAil if ino -oíogl&icneAc -oóinnij\ 

t)A c<Mfe 'nÁ An yeA]\tAin do fónncAcc, 
210 b& 'óAinjne 'nÁ An ÓAnn&ij *oo cnó-ó^cc, 
*Oob pMjvpnjje nÁ An UAnb& do beót)<scc, 
J \y da ctmi&mjje 'nÁ u'úi]te An éonrnp. 

*Oo LeAjA'ó-'pA mo leA^At) 1-p mo teonA*ó, 
*Oo cAitteAiriAin bA cAitteAiriAin *o<mti-^a, 
215 Ó cAibbeA-p cú x)o cAibteAf mo x)ócAf 
1f ó'f rriAjVb cú ^y rn<v|Vb cé beó nié. 

T)o f aoc nom-unAOÓ if nom-úóinpg, 
tlom-f aoc vo cnAocAt) Mf xyo úójxAt, 
péicte nA féite 'f a j?ói]\ cú, 
220 THo cnAocAt) iy mo f aoc nem tó cu. 

II._T)0-CtlALA SCéAÍ T)0 ÓéAS At! tÓ 1Tlé. 

'QO-cuaía fcéAÍ 'oo céAf a]\ ló iné, 

1f cug Y<mi omce 1 nt>ooi]vpe bnóm rné, 
*0'fÁ5 mo é]\eAC 50,11 neAnc irmÁ feóbcA, 
5&n ^>P 1 '5» 5 AÍ1 nieAbAin, ^An j]\eAnn, $An pojjnAm. 

225 A^bAn rn Aoice ]XAoibeAt) An fceoit pn- 
CÁf ^An Leije&f tf A*ónA-ó cóipfe, 
Ac-nuA-ÓAt) ttnc ir tntc ir eotcAin, 
5^íofiijy<yó uaoóitia ir cneij-oe rnói]\e. 

'OíocugAt) bumne cníce ]Tó*otA, 
230 t^ygugAt) $ninn if gnAoi nA cóige, 
TTlAn 'oo -oío^At) An n*OAome mó|\A, 
Ar a bj:e&|\<NnnAib c&ince ir cónA. 

TTIón An fcéAÍ, ní péitnn ^ótAmg 
An n*oíce *oo níom bein tó-fA, 
235 pJAin An féite téAn 'nA *óeoit) pn, 

1]" cÁ An "OAonnAcc jac ÍAe X)Á teonAt). 

VA £uib ct/iAn 1 n-iAÚAib pó-obA, 
tlí ftnt Ai]?nmn A^Ainn nA ó]voa, 
Hí jrtnb bAi]xe An An teAnbAib 05A, 
240 5^ feAn i'eA^Aini nÁ CAgAncA a 5CÓ|\a, 


Cfié&T) *oo 'óéAnfAi'ó Af\ n-AOf ó^a, 
1f nÁ ^tnt neAc -|\e rriAic x>á bfoificinc, 
AuÁit) ^An ujtiAÚ aóu ThA riA ^LóijAe, 
1f a bpfnorft-Ab *oÁ njjpío^Áit caja bóónA. 

245 5eA]AÁn rn'AigmT) 'oeA^b nA fceob pvm, 
^AbÁit JAjib nA n-eAÓc^Ann óifmne, 
TTIaiú poy A5A111 An c-Át/b&ji pÁ'fi ójvotnj, 
*0'Aicle aj\ bpeACAt) An uAúaija *oo t)eónui5. 

*OÁ rnbeiú TTiiACAt ^ihvojaac beo Aj^Ainn, 
250 tló pémbim *oo ú|\eiji , o]:eA'ó có^a, 
Hó Conn, fCAfv n^ gc&ú *oo ]\ó-cu|\, 
Hí beic ceAnn tia nJjAÍL T)Áp b^o^^At). 

CÁf\ §Ab AflC *00 CAfl An Cj1Ó*ÓACC, 

Tlo 1TIac Con bA *óocu 1 gcorrib^nn, 
255 \,é y ]\ -pcAnnpAt) cbAnn OitioVl Ólinm, 

]y féAn *oo j^^ 1 ^ ^á itiai^to nA cyieom pn, 

1f téAn *oo t)AnbA rnApbAt) CotAin, 
Uf\ém-feA]\ j:Á céibe *oon beÓT)Acc 
Tlí beiú neA]iu caj\ ceA^c a^ ycmAib 
260 A5 n<s bÓA]\Aib bpéAnA, rnó|\<N. 

*Oo beic neA]\c if ce^c ^y q\ót)Acu, 
*Oo beiú ftn&cc if -peAcc ]pÁ i\ó-cion, 

*Oo beiC |A<SC A|A AJA Y ATl b^OJJUlAJl, 

T)Á mbeic T)ia be cjUACAib pcrotA. 

265 T) , imci§ bpiAn nA ^cbiA-p ón mbóipuie, 
*Oo bí cjAénrife a$ éijunn pófCA 
11í £tnt TDvipcAt) curnAfAC cpó-ÓA 
1 ^CttiAiíi Vw\\h b^ tACA, p© comlAnn- 


'Sati cja&c j?Á tAi^in n& cjieom pti, 
270 Ct&nn CÁnúA 'y&n UAt-yuil, cneó|\&c, 
Hio|\ fc&oitexvo&p jAorcnb T)Á bpój;n<yó, 
Uaja ctnnn nó ^ac LÁÚAin ceonAnn. 

Auáit> nA T)AnAiji 1 te&bMt) nA teorii«Mi, 
5o reAycM]\ rÁiri 50 'pÁ'ó&iL reomnovc, 
275 t)níogrh<sfi biA*ótriAn b|UAÚ|\&c bójVoiri^A, 
Coirinj;úeAc CAinnceAÓ rAinnceAC ]nónAc. 

1f é nún if |?onn nA fói]\ne 
T>Á iTiéit) -píc: x)o £ní*o ne a]\ bpón-ne 
An *opon5 bíor Ag niticeAc teo AjAinn, 
280 SújjjiAt) cttncme An cincín cnóf)A. 

1r cjiuaJ lem c]\oit>e 'f ir uinn *o^n n*onólAnn, 

HuACAn Ctnnn C]\íoriic<Mn if CogAin, 

Su&r j;ac oróce Ag ttnge ne •oeo|tAvóib, 

'S jjAn LuAt) An a clown x>o bi aici pópcA. 

285 UeAÓ CuaúaiI, rnomiAn, *oo cóinneAt), 
1|* cnó Cuwn gAn ctmiwe aja nór&ib, 
^onn peit)time 50 unéic-lA^ cóinreAÓ, 
Iac lujtiwe 50 bnúix>ce bnónAc. 

Acat) Ainc pÁ ceAf 5A11 ró§Ac<yp, 
290 Cju'OC CobtAig £Á UJAWl Ag ptóigcib, 

ClAn ConrriMc pÁit) yoincill n^ jcorii-jrocAl, 
pÁ'n oncow 1<mi t)'pocnArn -oeonAc. 

tTlo léAn, ní hé upéwe nA flóg rAW, 
f)Á btnnbe 11A jrtnnnne ó T)óben, 
295 TIÁ neA-pc nAniToe t)o caiII An n'oócA'p 

Acc trío^AlcAf *Oé cÁ An éinmn £ó , o-t;lAif. 


peAc<vó An 77pnpfi, cbAOme An tfóifijt 
Aitne Cpíofc $An ftnrn Via cotri&tb, 
CigeAn b^umneAbb, bjnfeAt) pó|XA, 
300 ( fiAop if 501*0 if iomAT) mói*oe. 

TleATTi-cion ^nÁic if cája Afi ójvoojb, 

tléAb^T) ccAbb if -peAbb \f fÓfAfA, 

éigeAih n\ bpAnn ^An cAbAij^ 5 An cothúporn 

A^ -p Aob-tticu -pAinnce iy CAibbce Afv coriiAppfrm. 

305 UjiéigcAn X)é be fpéif 1 feo*oAib, 

JbÓAf be A féAnCAfl JAob 1f COTÍlJJAf, 

géibb -oo neA|\c *y An bA$ t>o beonAt), 
Cb<son ajj b-peAc Y Ari ceA^c j:Á ceo cuji. 

Ciod cÁ An eAnj5 yo reAnn Ag cópmAc 
310 PÁ bÁirri beAb<M]A nA nj-fcbb fo not) A^Ainn, 
Áibim Aon-TÍI&c cfiéAn nA hÓije, 
5o onjit) An ce^fic 'f AT1 ^ c 'n-Ap cói|A t>ó. 

1]" bícógAf) bÁif bioni bÁf mo coriió^f An, 
TIa f Acnce fÁriiA fÁfCA feobc\, 
315 1 -ocí|i bA jnÁÚAÓ bÁn *oo cóbAcc, 
It A , vadc, t)Á fiÁt> beo f Am. 

1p gAn acc cÁijvoe ó bÁ 50 bó aca 
*OÁ jjcup tube 1 •outnbbeAt) "oócAif 
5o mbeic -pÁt/A^ *oÁ £ Ajb&ib *oóib pn 
320 1f jAn Ann acc c< Till further orders. " 

gAbAp ^An céApnAt) ip rriAoccAf rnó]i biom, 
5|veArnAnnA T)AO]\-bÁif cé cÁim gbóp^c, 
ScAipcA*ó a^ An bpémn -oája jeibb Ct&]\ £óx)bA, 

1f ^AgbAI)" X)é *OÁ cbAOÓbAt) Af Ó]YO<Mb. 


325 UÁ fcénri nA £|\éine 50 nóriA, 
f?Á éiclipf ó éi^ge Ló tn, 
UÁi*o riA fpéAfrco, 1 ngné *oÁ £ ót^vvó, 

TIÁ £111 1 céAJATTlA Afl ^AOJ^AI t ]1Ó-]:AT)A. 

pti&ifi An cÁijvoe&f fpÁf a T)ócAin 
330 t>e tucc féA-o ní géA]i An fceot f Ain 
Tlí téi]A *OAin AoinneAÓ Afi m'éoÍAf 
Hoc *oo béA]A]?At) iaóaL curn bpóg *oatti, 

pÁgb&irn pn aji cup ati Cottiaccai§ 
Aon-TTlAc tTltii]\e gite Tnói]ie 
335 ^f A bptnb A]i n-uite-t)ócAf 

go bpuigeAt) pb-fe if rrnfe cómcpom. 

1r Aiccim ío]"A, tlí riA j;tóijie, 
TTlAfi if poji guji cjifo f m 'o'frójpnsf , 
SoiVlfe íaoi Aguf oi*óce •o'ójvotnj, 
340 5° '0^151'u An níx> iiiA|\ fíbim T)óib pn. 

A11 CeAngAt. 

^jAiofugAt) cneAt), ía^-ouja'ó A|i neAyic, po^ugAt) 
A|A ceAf b]AÓn&c, 

PÍGlAllgA'Ó A|1 b^eAJA *00 geiTTltlllgA'Ó 1 n^ÍAf , f 01UU 

puJAt) a n-Acc ói|\nne, 

O|AÍ0CtUlt;<yÓ Af\ b^ÍAIC T)0 'ÓÍOpUJAt) AITIAC A]1 

-ópmtn conn caja bócriA, 
*Oo ttiion-b|\tng ía^ mo ó]\oi*óe x)ú]\ teArc ne 

TTIAOCU^At) A|\ lTOeA]\C nDeonAc. 


III.— 10tnT)A 1011RA13 A5 Utlt,A1<5 UUAÚA1Í. 

345 JOtTI'ÓA iojip<yó Ag cut<M5 Uu<ncaiL, 
1omt)A rnójA-bjAAu opt) a UAfAÍ, 
^Y bjiAC pot)A p'op-gtAn UAine, 
*Oo ÓMÚ p 50 5^01-óe j?Á a guAilmb. 

1omt)A pOCC 1f CflUC *oo óu&]\T)tn j, 
350 lOttTOA AIÚeAfipAÓ A1Ú10]A<M^ U&L&1J, 

1oint)A *ooi]AbeAp 'ooilgeAf, -ouMficeAp, 
1f cúif psoitue Aoibmp fu&ip ]^in. 

1om*ÓA AÚAjipilJAt) 'OeACAiriAlt *OUMb^eAC, 

*Oo pnne p be cuniine a cu<nVIacc, 
355 ^T ^bAc bpóin, T>om "óóig, if buAn-bp&c, 

T)o CU1fl U1]AC1 AD CO|\C|\A CttUAIfCeAC. 

lonvóiv beAnb bép ca^o/o a ntiAit)-pocc, 
Hoc A|A AbcAt) a feAlb 50 pi AitririeAc, 
1f céibe -oo ^éigeAt) a truAifi-cneA-p , 
360 *Oo cAibb p 50 p'OJA "g AH piAfcbAT). 

> OeA|VbúAf\ ^o Ap a hobc An UAip-feo, 

ÚÁmig Anc|\uú AnAcpAC UAifce, 

ÚÁipnij eA]A|A a liAinif tiAice 

1f *oo pb piéAtri& a f Aop-'óeAjic pmAt>-t;bAp 

365 PÁ ÓAJ ITinÁ A ubÁCC X)0 C]AUAltteAt>, 

ÚÁpLó, An utnbe-fe, ciiifte jy\n cuA^Aing, 
UApcuijeA-ó a iéAn, a -péAn •o'yu&UAti, 
'O'í^tig a feob a bpón buAmeAt). 


*Oeo|wó a c]ié&*o, a c|\é&n ciiAi|\ceA*ó, 
370 T)'Á|vo<yó a ce^yp, a ce&f o'yuA^Aib, 

*Oo til<slA|\CU15 A "OJAeAC geAÍ A]\ 5tlAt-T)AC, 

1p *oo ciiAit) 1 n-Aibí-o Aii-cAoin tiAcniA]\. 

C|\éAt) if ciaIÍ "oon bu\c biKMtvpeo, 
C|AéA*o ]:Á CÁ1T) A|\ tÁ 5A11 ttiAice, 
375 CtiAjA ^Á feAc, ^An Ai]\e Ap ri-UAifte, 
'S a|a n-éigeAf t)Á n-éA]A^'ó gAn ^ua^a'ó. 

TTlAipjpéA^ rn b|AiAin ati ÍIiatti nuA*ó-fo 
CneAt) "óeipeAnnAc e-ibijA-jtnpc tJAitiriAig 
AIa a bÁi]% bjtÁié a biKMu-pe, 
380 'Oíte a *ooriAij", a -ooctriA 'f a DUAL^ing. 

A fttiAij éipeAnn, éigim 1-p uAiUlim 
JTÁc A|\ nt)ocAi]\ ní hocpAf uMpe, 
OjAÓ]^ í jj&n ó|\íc 'gó, C]AUA"órAii 
1f cne<vó iiiA]\bcAc iiiA]\úArm&c buMt)eA]\rA. 

385 Uó^Am "o'Aon-bÁini aoh 5Á1 ]\, h<mUI gtnftc, 
CAoróeAm 'ha gc&f c]\&igce, cuAimneAc, 
p^eA5]\<sm éipe &\\ f Aob-fcÁit) fuAin-ceAj\c, 
1f gbACAm congnAtTi 11A rmút n-UAcq\&c. 

tlACAt)- i pA i]xeAÓ 50 CeAC 11 A CjllÍAIge, 
390 1f 5Íac]?ax) Aibíx) f. , AiT)-| , btf iiAire, 

'S ní b& ^eA^AÓ o'jre^fi ^aÍa n& ^uaca 
Cia t)íne x)on *oí^ bA *óuAi]\ce. 

*Oo-t)éAn oijAeAt) ^e ]?ice 5 An jtuó^a'ó, 
*Oo ctiniA -óíoc|A<s fiíognó, ah |iUAim- < puitc, 
395 CAOinjreAt) a ceAf, bAf a buMt/pe^yo, 

1f m bei"ó *oeop 'ha veom im *óuAi|\c- , óeAjA.c. 


Ci\éA*o nÁ tnoc^tiAj; An tMonn-j^uió/ó tuym-Je^l, 
'S a T)Á j\eAihAivftnb ^e&bAC&rhMt ] miA^-gt^f , 
A T)Á tiiAot-^ltm AotAiriAit, puAtt-jÍAn, 
400 'S a t>Á ci|nm-úiAoi5 ptce 'pn rtiAtriA. 

TTI0 bío-ó^AT) b]\óin, rno bneot), mo buAin-ceAf \ 
T11o *cnmte *oéA]i, mo téAii, mo bu&m-cneAc ! 
5aoI nA ^í§ce An T)&oit -oÁn -óuAÍ^Af, 
|\nL Ano-ybAic Se^riAiT) nA -pbiiAigce. 

405 C&ompeAT) -opeAfA An *0tteAC-£eAt *ou&t-c<yp, 
1p c^ompeAX) ponn-c]\i,yó ttí-Uni&m juia^itiai} 1 ,, 
b^n-uóv boV<s bloit) n<N bu&n-bÍA, 
póp, pníom-i?t<Mc n& bpionn-fteAt) bfu&^ÚA. 

11lAig)ie ^oine^nn-OA SionAnn nA fiiAn-fnAb, 

4IO llb,\tb CÍlril|AA 'o'Últt-p'Ó -OUAJXAIf, 

Cnú vo cobt&ib gAn concÍAinn ^u&ip-be&jic, 
P|\ÓAtri T)o p&itm gimp UeAriittA UuacaiL. 

Cé leO|\ X)0 ÓnAt) CA1T) A CttUAÓ-jOITl, 

1llAi[\5]AéAj5 ní bniAin fÁ ia-óat) uAige, 

415 ÚÁmig docaji t)on cpolAip-jem cfUAicnró, 

1p mó *oÁib 'tiá a bÁf x)o buAin-ct\eAÓ. 

ÚÁinig T)1 javí ioc An cu^n-gonc, 
Aiin|\i-o dá héif 5AC cjtAob cniiAfAig, 
AcÁ 'riA •oiAit) An jniAn 'tia giiAÍ •oub, 
420 Aguj" An Thtnn Vi-a ftnt 50 f uAifneAó. 

'O'pÁgAib 1 rnbnón Pót/Ia pjAijce, 

*Oo ctcOAt) AoibneAf nAoiTft-jiniu: TIua'óac, 

ÚAngiif j\é nA céi*oeAc cuAncAc, 

CÁmi5 cneigit) if ceiútn 'ti-A ctiAinim. 


425 be^5 ^n lon^n^t) cinnfe Y tpuAige, 

'S a Wcc mó|\-ft^iú bnói-otfteAn, buMiAÓ, 
jy ní n&CA|YÓA, >oneAC-io-óAin, •ouAfmAn 
H115 An c-éAj 1 mbéAt a btiAix)ce. 

níop cAitt ]aí Y t p°? ^ 6 p^t 1 r m > 

43° 5^ n A bp&c a|\ *oaú a -ouaLai'p; 

T)eAnbA6 fo, Y ^ac fo-cneAt) pi&nAp, 
JuttAb ioinx)ó< io]\n<Nt> A5 cuÍmj UuacaiU 

IV.— moceAn -o'Atmom An ombemu. 

(-o'éAtnonTi triAc "óoninAitt rilic ati T)aiVI x>o cu^ clÁij\feAÓ -oó.) 

fy^0C6An 'o'AÍcnom An oijVbeinc, 

lontriAin a jjéif jniorii-oitvoeinc, 

435 Co r c r ei P5 e 5 u r M* r oin > 

tlogA 5AÓ cei}voe An ceA]vo-fom. 

He rn&c *ÓoiiinAitt tflic An *OaiUI, 
buAin-beAnA|" bníj a -ocA^nMrn, 
Aon--otnne An tiAin-fe t)o cm, 
440 'tló, AO*ÓAine UAifte if omij. 

ÓAmonn t)tnteAc mAC An T)ai1A/, 
tlún-bnonnuAc bniAÚAjA-foi^Aitt, 
*Oaíca if *oeA§-oi5i]A iia nt)Att, 
AlcnA An eAn-omig éAmonn. 

445 £uAttAf ó riiAC mic An *OAitt, 

CtÁijvpeAC AttÁnAÓ ÁÍAinn, 
Seoix) buAn bfieAC-tonAÓ bui*óe, 
CAtconAÓ nuA*ó neATri-jinxle. 


A ccmirriAiú t)o c^tnc feAnniA 
450 tli £uaiji cjuac nÁ cije^iin^, 

M1ói]\-úfAéA*0Ac ce^n ip cpeAC, 
An toeAn óiji-úéAT)Ac ÁifeAc. 

Hi rnAOi*óeArh 50 méir) rneA^-£uit, 
Mi yuAi|\ éin-|AÍ T) , 6i^eAiincAib, 
155 A Loriimóft fo, a coriirriAic pn, 

IDonn-óg tiA byonnAiu bpjucip. 

Hi £uai|\ MIÁme nÁ ITI05 tléi*o f 
Mí ftiAiji L&oJAif\e a teicéio, 
tlí f:us-<Mp MiaIL t)0 nocc An nut, 
460 Mi £uaij\ bjAiAn nÁ Cope CAipU 

InfCfiitn oipt)eA]AC tnjjce bpsmn, 
Om-iongAnuAf p<vó ]Tj\eAiriAinn, 
T)eAihnÁnAc *ooiVbne -oit, 
SleAtrinAnAc coi^ce céi]A"oi§. 

465 ^\y binn aVLiíuijvó^ Arii|\A, 

A ^éimionnA jeAnArhLó, 
An eAc-yAp^n^c £oi|\bce 
*Ó|ieAc-úAttÁnAc "oeAjvpcnoiuce. 

CocAip An ceoit Y A coiviLa, 
470 lonnriiur ceAc nA 1ieALAt)nA, 

An CipeAnnAc JA-prA gÍAn 
jéimeAnriAC bÍA^uA biA*órhA|\. 

CcotAiT) }\iy An jcIája jcopcpA, 
Acvp pofi-gAlAip pofv-jonuA, 
475 An beo-bA"ób "oon b]ión *oo bfAif, 

CeóL-A'ób An 01L 'y An AOibnij\ 


1ptl<M]\ C0|A]1 1 ^cnuA^-coiLt í tlAOI, 
l'p tÁm-cn<snn 1 tiop Se&nqiAoi, 
bpeAfCAC tiiAoctonn ha gcle&f ^conji 
480 1f CAom-com ó €^yp *oÁ 6-Acconn. 

|Tti<M]\ niAC Sic*óúiUl *oÁ ftn'óeAcu, 
puMtt CaúaL -Oc\ ceAivomjeAcu, 
1f piAin beArm§t<Mi, mó]\ An mot), 
A ce&ngLvó t/ón Y a hionntot). 

485 ITIaic a hóijv-ceAjvo eiLe fAin, 

pAnúAtÁn móp tiiAc CaúaiL, 
ClÁi]rpeAc An 01 n Y nA n-AUlÁn, 
*Oói5 nAc p|^ifne<Nc pA]\cAÍÁn ! 

1p í bA ctof ci An ó fom, 
490 A5 fp]\eA5AX) fpniDe SÁuil, 

5o ^cntic CAom CAÍm-ceAnnAÓ ponn, 
50 fAÍm-ceA'otAc pAO]\ féif-bionn. 

Ci&n ó *óiAn-con *ooiVb ip pAnb, 
An AnmACAÓ, An Att-A'ób, 
495 "OneAc neAm-x)uli> 5A0it>eAtcA 5^An, 

IDeAÍlnAt) 'oi\Aon6eAcu<\ a *oeAÍb-pAn. 

tTlonjjÁn if ttiac An 'Oaj'óa, 
*OlAp it-jÓAfAC eAÍA'ónA, 
T)Á CAoiL-^éAJ-^Ain a ceot pn, 
500 pÁ meon cAom-éArcAi*ó CAbttAit). 

'Díob nA neAm^A TlíoclAr *0AÍt 
A "oiol-rA An cnmc jjAn concÍAnn, 
An "OAUl-fA tup ix)1|a 
I]" ip "o'Ann-pA An oi]\f 1*015* 


505 6m-ní 1 gconcL&rm a ceoit tntX 

Híon cói]\ acc cncnt>e 6-Aniinnn, 
Acc cé teon a bumne "óe 
1j" ^Ainne An ceoL 'nÁ An c|\oit>e. 

lontriuin n&ib *oo jiait) An c]\uic, 
510 C]^oit)e án, Aij^neAt) ojvÓAinc, 

géAg fAon nAic-j\éimeAc j\AfAC, 
Caoiti cAic-némieAc ceAnnAfAC. 

tTlón An féAn x)Á jnuAi-ó jÍAin cAif, 
DuAine bÍMt) a ÚAb&]\cAif, 
515 ITÍAipp'ó beo mA]\ beipeAn foin, 

5o t>eo if 50 *oei|\eAt) *ooriiAm. 

'Saíi UAin 'oceipc-fe cajVIa Ann, 
tlAi^neAc An obAin t)' OAmonn, 
An CAic-teoTÍiAn 50 genu -oil, 
520 Aic-beót>A*ó clú a emit). 

An -oceAcu ó tflAig l/inng 1 te, 

'tl-A £l1A1tt oUl<MTICACC iy UAIfle, 

1f mAn *oo pit An uAin-fe •01, 
T)o cmn An uAifle Aifce. 

525 ^eAn nAc ceAnn-ÓAf, clú nAÓ ^Ann, 

6a|"C]aa An lonnriitnf CAtnonn, 
b<N|ni gAc Aom An UAi|\-} % e *óó 
X>o tAoib liAi^te if AnmA, 

1TTiontiiAinne mo tnéAn cobMg, 
,530 ttleig 05 mgeAn ConcubAin, 

tTI'Ann^A clí féAT)-nAn5 a fneAé, 
'S í vo céA , o-'b|\onn ^n ctÁinfeAC. 


ÁiVle if oitVbe&^c tnAipgfiéi^e, 
535 ^ ViAon-tocc, tnAorvÓAcc, if nu\ic, 

AobóAcc, "OAonnAcc, if *oeAUl]\Ait). 

V.— ní rriAit UAisneAS *oon ArmsA. 

(Do nifceAjvo Ua hufAe.) 

fli ttiaic tiAijneAf *oon AnnfA, 

AcÁ a heotxvp A^Arn-fA, 
*Oo ttiúm -oatti-j/a ^Iaic t^e fiop, 
540 Hac TTIA1C "oon Annf a UAi^neAf . 

tie CÚ15 btiAtmAib u&igneAc inn 

5&T1 AWA^C ATI p|\ A1Í1TTI, 

bile CAob-t/UAfA rriAp j° 1 ^ S^ Ain > 

AÓC AOn-UAIt^ C01|A ATI C^eAtX-fAin. 

545 peA|\ atí coib inA-p f Am fonn, 

AcÁ A|A *óéAHA A^Atn, 
'bé *oo c]AeAcóÓAt) a corvp, 

beACÓCAt) é A ATY1A|VC. 

A rtin^ UAij/le, An longnAt) l/ib, 
550 Hac beAn |Aom-riieAbt uaija éijm 

A fcuAt) geAb 5 An feiiAj 5 An An 
Acc peAp ^An ceitg *oom ceAl^A'ó ? 

*OÁ mbAt) Aiúni*o *ÓAoib-f e a t>Áit, 
Ut^éice longAncA An ó^Ám, 
535 rií beic pib 5 An fui}\ e f\ij, 

THil a ptnjte j\e n-Aicjup 


Scot ógÁn cAotri-inf e Cé 
llitxeÁjro ftAnn-jAfUA ntifAe; 
CneAf fo-geAÍcA ne t)Ain ]\e^cc, 
560 *Oo-teAncA é 1 n-mcteAcc. 

t,Án beoit cíojaca, uobAn pr 
*OonAf eoib Ainjce&c txntjir 
An jcui-o-ne, 1 bpó-oÁn nA bponn, 
OToe ó^Án ha héineAnn. 

565 Oinúeoin ^ÍAn-^oÁn ngAfCA n^nmn 

11 5*0 An aic obtArii innitt 
peAn tiDAO|A-t)UAn bppici|A 1 bpon 
Aot-jntiAt) 50 cnicin ceAjvocAn. 

Vic— lonrhtun u'AiseAg a eojAin. 

("O'e-om 11a CaVLaháw An ti&i§.) 

jotirhvnn c'A-ireA^, a eogAm, 

570 THoceAn -o'^ioja An jLé-eóÍAir, 

Ú05 t?ÁTn' cnoi-óe bniocc Lomne 
Ón juocc 1 ]\AbAmAin-ne. 

tlí mé AmÁir) *oo bi rriAn f Am, 
1omt)A ó cbor c'éA^Aj a CoJAin, 
575 Unom rbtiAJ unfniorhAc An Ainc, 

A -pcuAX) it-jníoniAÓ on*ÓAij\c. 

^tóin 'n-A fn'oL *oo T)ia AcAin, 
Deic f)tnc-re 'gAn *oeonACAt), 
A |\éAÍc eoib. 5<sn ceibu, j^n ctnn, 
580 'S gAn x>eoin pern -óeinc it) 'oeAgAm. 


tlíojA TVioriAnn Aoirme&ó oite, 
Vf cuf a -oArii-fA, a í óeA5-|AUi|Ae ; 
pu^imenc 01 Le niofi liieAUl iné, 
1j* feAjtjt -otnne 'nÁ t)AOine. 

585 T)o toíceÁ t)<Mh-p, a *ó|\eó,c nÁp, 

1*o coiriAipLeAc, id cornpÁn, 
1x) b|AÁc<M|\ jreite im £aiL, 
'S 1 *ouiAó,tAib eite it) acai|i. 

tTluriA mbeinn *oo*o cLéib-cLeAcuAij, 
590 1TIa|\ CAtifi, A fé\t incteACCMg, 

A fÍAU Y A fei-pe T)om coit, 
tTh-pe nío|A ttiac 'oom acai]\. 

tlí ^aca AomneAc utifA, 
'S míop éifc -pój^ *oo b]AiAC]\A--pA, 
595 T1Á|\ tuig *oo cÁj^ 'riA c<yp aija, 

1f *oa|\ LeAU 'oo bÁf a bÁf-jxnn. 

1f j;e<y|r|A ^eAiri-oif)ce 1*0 ^ocaijv 
UéAjAnA u|AeAt)tui*o ciormfCA"OAit 
1f ^AH An iÁiii *oo cti|A óm ctnm, 
600 tlAc cAtn 1 ngtiAit) nÁ 1 n-io]\<5Uit. 

PAljlfing u'eot<Vp <N 5<M|AU-TTI1C, 

Ó Aifienc 50 hv\nuAif\cac, 

'S ó Aibéi|" 50 Laoi c]\ÓAn -owe, 

^M) pf a n-Aingne a^ac, 

605 Ajjac *oo gé^úAOi, a g^tlAit) ce, 

CeittT-bpeié ciVte if u^Aitre, 
Cofc 'oo ^]\it, PA01 s^c tntc, 
t)*ihrw> pe^Mrfi vq t)ío5Aitc, 


5é mWó -oocci3i|\ jjac *ouine, 
610 *OÁ b|:iiiL 1 n-iAú 1u jtnne, 

^Y cú vo ppeAjn^ a fÍAu ftntc, 
LeAu-f a a heAgtiA 'f A hAfnnnc. 

0*0 ójro |?éin Afi -peAt) t)AnbA, 
Cói]\ fiiAjiAif céim caccNjvoa, 
615 t)Á|A|\ aja onóifi j^ac p'f 1 5> 

Ó eAT)ói§ Y ó 'óeijj-pípt). 

T)0 CAfVLfc-fA CAofe fUOU, 

ITIo C]AÁ*Ó-VA CjlÁt) HA JCA^^T), 

A beoil yfiAipj if "oom ftnt, 
620 A CógAin c'AifeA5 if lonriunti. 

VII.— tnÁ's é An LeotriAti crót)a 5Aet)eAt. 

(Aj\ eógAti uuax) ua fiéVLl.) 

fflÁ'S é An teóiriAn cjtó-ÓA 5^ e1 ° e ^ 1 ^ceAjAc, 

*Oo béA|Aj:A|" yó*o íjlÁn póx>ÍA pé n-A pnAcc, 
1 bpAice-p, a fcócAij cttóin, noc céi-o ca]a leA^u 
t)ei]\ curn eójAin rhói-p tlí HéiUl ati ^Iac. 

'oonnóAT) rriAot ua suítteAbÁin a^ rr eA 5t^- 

625 Utl^Alf UA1C Att §tAC 50 télfl 

Ua^ ce^pc, a piA|KM|" ]Tei|Auéi|i, 
Ó Airnrn^e fleAÓCA éibi]A £inn, 
Ainbpof ceAcc^ x)QX> céA'ojurm 


VIII.— An UA1U tiAó péix)m ctm tie tr 


(A5 -pjAeASjAA Ap toÁjvo -oÁn b'Airmi Kifce^jvo.) 

t^UAItl hac ^éi*oi|A cup \\e *o' ceijvo, 
630 HÁ bu^Lyo |\oittie, & 1vi|xeijvo, 

tilAjA if ti&rn op if umos. 
éigj^e pó , ot<N t'fojtugA. 

CfiincneAcc if C05&L AriitAm, 
£iú An c-oi"oeAf j?u<vpArn<M|\ 

635 1TlO f AOL-fA, A £ÍA1C CA|\ COll, 

1T1é ix) Á[\uf it) pACAib. 

e. tTIc g. CCC Ag f|\eA5|1A. 

T)Á rnb'féi*oiji 50 mbéAjrpAT) a|\ piA]u\f bÁpfV 
Aomne a|\ Aoncoji 1 n-iAÚAib ^Áil 
Cum T)AO]A-b|\tii'oe j\éiT)ceAC if |ha^ca Af\ t>áiiti 
640 'S é éimim aíi cé yeo Anoif ciajv 1 n-' Áic. 

IX,— Ati méiT) seo 1 rroútAis pionnuAin 
*oo jeAt-ctAinn pós. 

("O'oi-pseACAib An tlíog.) 

^tl mévo yeo 1 n-oúÚAit; £ionncAin "oo ^caL- 

cÍAinn fóf, 
5o cóacc t)Á gcúl cuttit)ai j *oo ceA«otn^eAf beo, 
A *Óé riA n*oúb, aormWic gAn fAilbje *ocnb, 
Aont)Acc t)Vuiú ; turil^cc, ip aitpige óóip, 


645 Cjioacca a gclú, A^cuniAngAC, 'f a gceAfnAi-óe 

1p téin at)ciu An cunnrAr a bpeACAróe Leo, 
1léit>-p |\iú, a y\úin 51L, nÁ teig níop mó, 
XVéifeAcc fiub<Mt pcitnj\pe -oo bfieic ^AOi'n 

A Ú|Aéin tiA -oconn, •o'iompinj nA ve&z&^e ceo, 
650 1 njném An bpnionnp^ ionn|^ic ip ce&fAi"óe 

A hAOTTOAcc c|\ú An ctntprm *oo cf\eAc Limbó, 
6ipcij nTúijVO-újxruMje An teAp-upli§i*ó An cptóit;. 

Cé beo te p p<yp ^An CNbAcc uoice mé ptnrm, 
1p hac *oóij 50 *ocjw\pcA pÁpmo boijVbe 1 mAoin, 
655 $^óin óp Áno mo cÁp 1 rrooicue aj\ bic ní't, 
Slóg bj:eA]\ pÁiL ó cAit) 1 nOipg An Híog. 

X .— mAT) AnbpAnn tiAú gAti tHACUAin 

tYjAT) Anbf^nn biAc jati ]MAcc&in coifcéime. 

Tló attiaL jja.ti ci \IX 'pA ciac *o^n gcméAl" 
*Oo ciieAtD^At) 1 ^ciMi )?Á *óiAnAib -ooi-rriéinne, 
660 bo, óeoXg 'n-A cliAb jac tiAc *oÁ n-tncc-géimnig. 

ílíoj\ -meAf a Le^p piAbjiAf xnAcnAc *oinb-péice 
'H a Aice "oo Ú1ACC 'nÁ ti&CAt) a teicéi"oe 
*Oo LeAgAX) a Via ip a tiAg urn COltéA|^Alb 

)1a n$Aj\b t>o piAfiAt) iat> -pe foijwéíge^n» 


665 V e ^] x Y^Y^^ 11 a jcli&n if cIiaú a 5ConiiéA"orA, 
*\y ye&]\ yc&]\t& a ^ciac fie ni^*ó<Mb n-oin-b^éij^e, 
tlm ciAe^t^iiiAib 5L1AT) fAii j:iat)ac aj |?tnL-t;|\éA- 


A TrieAlÍA'ó níon pATXvó niAiri te biUléA*OAib. 

Re UAfAnn An iatxvó Yah iAÚ-re 1 5cncnbé,\lAib 
670 1f né'p ceovpckvo An c|\iaVI a 1iiAÚAib imcénie, 

1 rnUAnbA 1 inbbi<yónA ór bLiA"ó^in ne bnmc-éin- 

1r rnAing ^Ati cliAf: rriAn bjMAri itiac Cinnéi-oe. 

Ó •o'nncij Ati OóinirieAC rnóji *oo cutíit)ai jeAt) cln\n 
'S "oo bnireAt) CAn bócriA aii bpó-o ne rnbnúiccí 


675 tie ruÍAinj; An jleó-ro An-oóctnn cúi5it)e aii cia 
CeAnn unpAiX) A]1 ftó j 'r aíi jjcóin 50 rciuinijit) 


XI.— ttiSAS AnnsAcu *o'ói§ jaU/oa. 

^"115^^ AnnrACC T)'Ó15 5 Ó ^- /0< S 

1njeAn cjMiic-geAb céim-bAn'OA, 

SuuAt) oLi-^AOC 5AII yilAC gA11 01L, 

680 'Ouax) riA bonn-ÍAOC ó Loitoaih. 

ÚtigAr — nÁnAb rmrce me, 
H^n^b mó ir rmrce ire, 
SeAnc m'AiiniA "o'ingm aíi §Aitt, 
*Oon pnn-gib aiíi|\a ÁÍAinn. 

685 An cnoi*óe ^An ceAt) •OAth-rA, 

A fiAib -o'AnnfA ionnArri-rA, 
Úug UA1111 50 ngeitc-cumj ngurA, 
*Oon rciiAit) njeitcnmrn ngAUlA-ro. 


Aoin-beAn eite ní bptngbeiVO 
690 A bpUAip UAirn An LonoAm-be<Mi, 

Hi hé ATTiÁin if *ooiti§ -óaui, 
5|^*° 'oom 0151*0 Y "00111 A'óriA'ó. 

1 011511 at> nAÓ iormiAOi'óiiri 'óvMÍi, 
50 rneAVlAnn if n&c rneAltrAp 
695 t)eAn mé x>& Aic-cpeA: ojuvr.i, 

Hac cté AicpeAÓ upAtjAlX. 

ID 615 Uii^eit piojAn 5^A*° A > 
TléAlcA fuMcmt) fAop-cl&nn >a, 
Hb^Lt ói]\ ip ciAn pom-cAp 
700 g? 1 ^ 11 A 5 u r 5^°ip 11A ^5^11-1') mi. 

T)o-5ni a i'otc óp -o'inriA, 
1p ']"A11 tó a po^c péAÍr^nnA, 
Cpoióe jriiAp 11& n-ApjiAlt -ore, 
'S a j;ptiA*ó An-gpiATi Vpr-oioce. 

705 T)uli)Ai'ó a cneAp ah §éi|* ge^L, 

'S A X)Á CÓip-f>eApC A11 Cpipre<sl, 

Ú115 ponnó, Ap ah póp péiiiie, 
longA if op ha hingeine, 

Caoitux) Annpip UAire A5 -out, 
710 AnitiAin nAC peAt) 'n-A poJMp, 

1f gAc bionn-fpuc fu&f ie pug, 
T)1011TÓAC *oo LuAf ah LeAnb-pom. 

TTlAp a rnbi if bpeAÚ -oAiii-pA, 
bÁ 1 n-oi*6ce Y At1 ionA*o-po, 
715 'S 5AÓ tÁ -ooitbce tiac pó pm, 

Oit)ce An lÁ Y Ari tó-pn. 


AmneAn onjjcA An 015 gAn ctnn, 
Aon UAin ttia]i a rnbí bt,iAt>Ain, 
■Rún ciaUIait) 5 An ti&iLL ^An oit, 

720 btl6/ÓAin I1A1]A Act 'n-A ]?OCMn. 

Ó n-A cfiob ctnrinA j;ac onAnn 
ITI1L m&]\ jÍAc^-p An gAjTAnn, 
'S t)Á r»ite.\nA jnr, nóp j\ot)-yeA|t 
A hór An t)]\i| > Y An iDp^igeAn. 

725 *OÁ b]?AiceAt) neAc, neAih-nÁn xn, 

Ann pém 'f 1 njjac Aon eite, 
T)Á jném Ann a Ainei"óe. 

HÁn bA hi imcA]A "o'pAC a conp, 
730 T)Á mbut) e<\*ó, *oob p&c éAt)|\ocu, 

1r ctoc 5<Mnc T)Á bpéAÓAt) Ain, 
go nt)éAnA*ó cAitc x)on cloic-pn. 

AcÁ ní -pÁ n-A ]?eA|ACA 
pint J^^oa, gníotti 5 Ae 'ó e ^' OA 
735 'T B^^É 1110 ™ AT1 ^ém if rn&c 

1 n^éig f AÍm-f íop nA fAÍcnAc. 

Smin 1a]VIa Cr^ex fiiAin tntc, 
1|* "01U1C *oíceAnnc& An ón-ftnbc, 
Lucc ^úg-cojvp rf n^Ainu-ponc n^nAoi, 
740 1lAinc]:onc, Súpotc ir SupAOi. 

TTIaic •óó a jAob 'n-A joine, 

1a|VIa caLítia CopcAige, 

'S *oo jniAnJA n& ^ce^t^-col^ setup, 

*0'1ajVIa be<vo]:on"o 'y x>Á bnÁÚAin. 


745 thlliAin Rtnféiu nui|\e feMig, 

Hoc An cAom nrnipi'be X)i 
5^oL An pnn-bite. mnce. 

11 í "oo ÚAijvgeAr x)om *óeoin *oi 
750 Hi on jUsc ir t)o 501-0 An ni-rin 

longn^t) ah cj4aii-o *oÁ ^Aon ti -ponn 
Aon ni *oao|a ní z^tACAnn. 

Hi fresco, mé *oon u-rAoi]\ fétrii 

A*0C1U, A CA1CÍÍ11 1lt1l|^élt, 

755 ^ 1 nu^ glionn-I^Anb^ a ge^lL yo 

CeAnnAr ionÍAb|AA ir cuta. 

XIL— téis *oíor u'Aintn a tiiACAoirh mnÁ 

|^él«5 *oíou c'&ijtm, a iriACAonti mnÁ, 

H1unA ]?e^n]A LeAc các *oo lou, 
1T1unA Léijpin nA 1iAi]\m rm *oíoc, 
760 CmnreAT) bAnnAnóe -o'Ainijce onr. 

TTI& óuine&nn rú c'Ainm An ^cúu, 

V01L15 réArcA t)o cút ca^ , 
TIÁ Léig Leir "oo biAó^no bÁn, 

tlÁn téig -oinne t)o các Af. 

765 tTIÁ fíbeAnn cú r-ém, a beAn, 

HÁn ra'MJibq" Aon te&y nÁ rtiMt), 
*Oo riiAinb pLe -oo fúb nmn 
CÁc uiLe, jAn rem ^An cuai§. 


*0a]\ te&c acc cé rn^ob *oo jLún, 
77 j T)a|\ yoy acc cé tuin "oo t;l^c, 

T)o bene 5AÓ n-Aon t)Á bt?AC& iat>, 
ílí jreA^jiA t>uic fciAC if ^a. 

P01I15 o]\m c'ucc mA|\ Aob, 

II Á treicce^n yoy do ú<sob ge^L, 
775 Ay 5H<yó C|\íorc nÁ t?eiceA*ó c^c, 

T)o cíoc ^ó-je^t itian btÁc "oof. 

P01L15 o)nn •00 ]\ofc junn, 

ITIÁ céit) &fi rriAiibAf T)íob teAC, 
A]\ §l\Át> c'AmriA "oún t)o béAÍ, 
780 H&feiceAT) Aon *oo *óéi"o jeAÍ. 

tTIÁ'f beon beAC aji cui]Aif cim, 
SuL a jctnnceAji pnn 1 gcné, 

A beAn acá fAeArn-fió-cbAoit), 
Ha ViAifmi pn -oíoc-fA téij. 

xiii.— t)eACAiR ueAcu ó jAÍAn 5RÁ1T). 

785 *Q6ACA1R ueAcu ó gAbAfi ^pÁit), 

An 5AÍA|\ 'Oom-cAn ^Á ciac, 
tlí bí An ^aLa^ 5^ti 50m bnóm, 
5aÍa|a riAÓ yó*\y btnb nÁ L1A15, 

5&L<VfV 5]AÁ*ÓA iy gAÍAjl *OATTI, 

79 An ^aLaja 50 bnÁc 'n-Aji tnbun, 

1m c|Aoi*óe X)o cóm ijxe^c 

CneA*ó coite bé|\ *oóij ino *óulv. 


An mAncAin beiniT> 50 Tduati, 

Tlí bÁTTICAn COAT) COlb T)0 ctó"6, 

795 *Oo ctnn -pin im bumg-re a bÁn, 

ill gnAt) ctnmre Imn bur bóp. 

Uorm reipce 'n-A rtnbe cniom, 

Unite be' mbeipueAn An mbuAif), 
Ú115 -pom a 5 rnoi*oe 50 cnÁim, 
800 ^ 01 5 5P^ 1 ^ 1TTI cnoit>e *oo cuait). 

tli be rAobAn ^nAt) nom-gom, 
UAO^Ab mAn AuÁim óm roib, 

Tlí ]?éit)i}i -out rAon mAn rm, 
Tlim mo £on t)on uAob ifcij. 

^°5 5p^ 01 51^ 1 "ó A 5 cobt^t) mo cAoifo, 

CpéAt) -oo b'Áib *oÁ cup 1 ^céibb, 
Hi brinb CAbMp 1 n-oÁn *oúmn 
tTIo 5pÁ*ó púm *oÁ brAgAmn rém 

A^ po céime T)é nA n*oúb, 
810 Ap An cé *oÁ "ocugAr 5P^*ó, 

Ufioig caua 'gu p reAnjj-bonn fAop, 
TTI^bA cAob T)Á n*oe<NbbAin *oÁn. 

^uibc *obúiúe ir -oíon Ap jaó rín, 
Ú115 An mnbeAm *ói mAp jtcnp, 
815 5 A ^ rÁmne cpumn CAr *oá céib, 

An néim pnlc Af Áibne An óip. 

An béAb cAnA ip muAif)e niAtii, 

TlAC gA|A T)Á ^UAite a ^bóp, 
'S a *oÁ jpu<M*ó a|a jné nA ^CAop, 
820 HÁp fuAij acc rAop ha ré ftój. 


Sen At) tftíontA via nuU\ióe rjcAot, 
Hi pteAb a liAinm-'pe umiii, 

Acá pn 'ooni-join t)Á ^pAt), 
T)o cent nAc Ait tmn a Hu\ó. 

825 TJÁ teACAm teAbn& aj\ ti An Acnt, 

T)Á T)eAtb<N "ouvriiAn bA cóip, 
An b&p b&ijvp-je&t feAt)<\ féirii, 
Le^bA |\éi*6 nA bpAitgeAT) óip. 

An píoJAn nAc rnbe<vó T)o TrmAcn 
830 TTIo feApc A]\ n-A tíonAt) léi 

An Coirrme Ap n-A caji i j;ctí 
CÁ ní ip "ooiije , D<MTi í a *Óé. 

xiv.— An beAn t)ob atitisa tiom vÁ'ti 

^tl beAn *oob AnrrpA tiom pÁ'n gném, 
^y nÁp b'AnnpA téi rné An biú, 
835 'W-a pui*óe Ap gtiAÍAinn a pp yém, 
b<\ cpuAit) An céim if iné ifcij. 

An 5111 ncín bpAnAip *oo nmneAf *oom pém, 

1r mé 1 bpvo 1 bpém 'n-A bun, 
5^n A5 An bjieAn -pom *oo úÁimj; 1 n*oé, 
840 Acc a finnfe *oo yém A^up a cup. 

1TIÁ junnip bpAUAp 5 An fíot, 

1]" ye&]\ ttxmú 'oon cín uaic 'n-A bun, 

TVpneAgnAf An niÁjACA p^n n-Am cóin, 
1]^ •o'jrneACÁtAf 'oóij be n-A cup. 


HÁ bei}\ pÁf ]rA*OA &Á'ciiit> fétji, 

1f All CATI CtKVÓA]"-yA 1 by«VO-, 

Jup coiVleA'ó rno neA*o ca^ ttt'éi|\ 

*OÁ rnbAt> T)ume rm^e j\ACAt) 1 bpvo, 
850 1f •o^gpAT) n>o neAt) uaj\ m'éi]% 

*Oo ctnjvpnn AnÁL pÁ n-A bpuAÓ, 

X)0 CU1|\peA*Ó A JTUAÚ A]A gAC n-Aon. 

C urn Ann ceAt^Ac aj mnAOi, 

1y cumAnn T>eA]VbtA 'nA -óíot tJAim, 
855 TTlrpe 1 ngéibmn *oÁ jpÁ-ó, 

If iye A5 CAiceAiti ^ac téim aja tiiAf . 

CuniAnn 50 •océnó a fAC 1 ^ac 

Tlí X)éAn peA^rA A]\ eAj^A An bÁif 
1|" é bei]A >no c|\oit)e 'ha jhaÍ 
860 An 5^Á*ó piA]* T)o beA-p Ag mnÁib. 

tlí't b]AÁÚAi]A bocu ^An 1iaua cinti, 
'bÁ'o A|v cumti nÁ C15 1 -oci^ig 

1Tlo coppÁn "OÁ ■océvóé&'ó Y Ari 5C1LL 
A5 CAomeAX) ino cmn ní beAt) nA mnÁ 

865 Vv^ mo ^uitia ^í pVm a pofc, 

5 < peAT)Ai , o yiAX> a rnbop 50 hÁ|ro, 
Le n-A ffiéA^Aib ^LiuéAiT) a ftní, 
1-p lonrÓA túib mf nA mnÁib. 

tlÁ cpeiT) cotrifiÁ'ó rrmÁ, 
870 1p nÁ ^Iac a Látti 1 gceAnj^t pchrh, 

A|v T>o-coiiiAijVle An *oume 5L1C, 
Tlí nAc roiyce úú *OAp n*oúig. 


If m<Mf\j5 ac& rriAn a rÁnn, 
1r rnAing T>o-bein 5fÁi> beAiri, 
875 1f triAi^g "oo beAf 5 An rntiAoi, 

*S if t)Á rii&in^ A5 nAC mbionn acc beATi. 

T)Á 'ocujrfÁ póg 100 ÓAiU'n T)eAf, 

íf 50 nxjéAffAT) teAc, ir cú ino gpÁt); 
pÁ rtiA|i ckcj:á pcAOib u&ir, 
880 1r nÁ bío-ó one gntiAirn cné itínÁib. 

11Á coij be&n a]\ a fcéirh. 

50 bfionrif Aip cnéA*o é a locc, 
UAjiéir ia*o x)o beiú "oeA-pg, 

1r reAnb blAf nA j^CAon gcon. 

885 'O'éAbing Hiatti HtJAt)-ciAoúAC, 

*Oo -ónunn iiAine ó Úaiíc mcsc Uném, 
A5 u|AeAfCAifc Iaoc cneAr-trnn, 
t)A CAorh óV, tlíg ne Y btiA*ÓA*ó é. 

Hó An jctiAbcx uú -pcéAÍ 5 CA 1M 1 ó 1>0 1^T^ A > 
890 HlAf éAÍinj CtmcAoir An cúiL *oumn 

Uató ne mcAn^ ir ne ceAlg 
tie btnxnn An -peAt) bliA*ónA. 

*0'éAttn 5 a beAn ó T)Áibi An ní 
tie biotiiAt) píobAi*óe Aguf cleAf, 
8»j5 TTéAtuit, a be&n ó £ionn pém, 

Hí't acc -oíú-céiVte 'nAn rnbeAnc. 

StntniM *0i^ 50 b4 An bfÁÚAj 

*0Á 5Cui]^eA*ó các "oúmn 1 gcétlt 
tTIÁ cÁ 1 nt>Án *oúmn 50 bfiÁc f cax) 


T>An *Otnrmín if T)An T)onn, 

foun-of-cionn Liom ^AbAio nA mnÁ, 

*OvN n-AbnAinn j^un *oub é An jtiac 

T)o CAbA^f Ait)if T)ia nAc eA*ó acc ban. 

905 A pn tm t)o bíop A5 coitneÁ*o An *oo tnriAOi, 
Ctnn 1 jcníc T)úinn ca*o é An ^Ác 
tló rnÁ JAbAnn cú tiAice attiac 

CionriAf conneÁ^pATÓ cú í 50 bnÁc. 

Deic 'OÁ coimeÁt) \y cú ifcig, 
910 T)An tiom ip otc *oo ciaVI, 

1}^ T)Á n-iompócÁ béi t)o 'ónorn 

X)o -pic]?eA*ó uaic Y Ari 5CÚ1L pAji. 

*OÁ rnbempeA-pA A^up í cAob An cAob 
T3o -pméi*oj:eA-ó 50 cÍAon a "oeAnc 
915 *OÁ mbei'ópeÁ óy cottiain a "oá fút 
T)o bAgAnfA^o niAn pú-o a ^Iac. 

tDÁ téijeAnn rú í 50 "ouí An AipneAnn 

TIÁ fAn An iiAin fm can a héif 
tlÁ bí noimpe if nÁ bí 'nA *oiait>. 
920 1f oc, mo ciac, cÁ ngeobAin lét ? 

pneA^nA A|\ pi&jiAf te £íÍi*q eite, 

A pn ú"o x>o jvmn An tDUAn, 
1f *oo cuin móp-fUAC 5AÓ rnnÁ, 

T)o •ÓAÍtMf m'mcteAcc a^ ^at), 
Vq cofAtnc nA mb&n A)i óác. 


925 CofAinc con An Ú15 caic, 

Copvmc nA bpeAn aj\ íia rnnÁib, 
CofAmc tAÓAn An tmti, 

Ho fAine nA CAOi*oe ó'n -ocnÁig. 

beAnn&cn ní úu^ait) nA nmÁ, 
930 An Ainm An -oÁnri *oo nmn An tniAn, 

beAn *oo gemueAn *o'Aon jreAn AinÁm, 

Agup beAii eile *oo bein a rtÁn jta'h ftuAj;. 

A*ÓAinc cemeAt) aj\ toc, 

tló CAnnÁiLu ctoc 1 n-Ag&ió cuAm, 
935 CorriAinLe cAb&i]\u -oo íhnAoi btnnb, 
tló btnte ntnbe aj\ lAnAnn fiiAn. 

be<sn ijnÁnnA if 5AI1 í piiAinc, 
A pórAt) bA cnuAit) An céim, 
CnéAt) An pÁc nÁ póppvó ^eAn, 
940 Aóc An beAn *oob Áit \,eyy pém. 

tlÁ c&bAin UAob nip iia mnÁib, 

Aguf nÁ uAb<Mn r>o *óÁit pÁ n-A neAnc, 

TIÁ cneit) uaúa clog nÁ rrnonn, 

Agu^ nÁ cnei*o a -oceAn^A liom beAc. 

945 TTIeAbAin An £Áit) iy a "ocAmig -oo -ónAoicib niAin 
tHo éeAnn 'nA pn<vp *oÁ n*oÁite míLe bbiAt)An 
TTIo peAnn im bÁini ip mé A5 pÁn-cun y\oy mA]\ 


An trieAng nA mnÁ ní cnÁccfAimír a wpiAn. 
*0Á mbAT) bom An peAnn "oo bí ceAnn a^ Óibi*o 
950 Tló An ceAnn \e n-An riieAbnwg ílómen fCAin, 


*0Á ^CAiúpnn-p ah peAnn 'f An ce&nn, cérnó-p & 
LeAÚ, '■* » 

tlí noccpAi nn cpiAn veAbt f AUtfAcc riÁ £ÓipneA]ic 

*OÁ tnb^t) trnb A11 -p Ai]i|ij;e, T)6, rnbAT) CAitce 11 a 

T)Á inb<vó ineAinj\Atn An f péAp, 1]~ 'OÁ mbA'ó pinn 
eici*óe íia n-é<Mi, 
955 PeAnn -oo ÚAb&if\c 1 Láitti ^&c pp, T)o fíol 

Át)A1TTI 1f 6"AbA1t) 

TVfúigptnf uiLe *oÁ n-éij% UpiAti oicmnÁ gAn 

XV.— Atit)tii5 T)o rheAntnA, a riiÁgnins. 

^tlT)tl15 "oo tiieAiim&, a ITLn jriinp, 

A cmp *ójie<NC-í;lAin *óeAj\c-fÁTrij;lAip 
A plAU £iaL iomb<?n 1 ^c^ú, 
960 A lompÁt) cLia]a ip ce<s]A|\b^c. 

A p]\ Ait)irnttce 05-bAn, 
A ÚAi]xib bponn b|.^ > o-|AÓ , o-5 1 .An ) 
A úúi|A co|x<Mp, a jpíb §pirm, 
1p *oíb *o'ofCAib An n-incinn. 

965 A t)e^5-t^iri xMotxA f aIaó, 

A ^ÁTÓ OjAÚA Ap n-e&t<yÓAti, 
A pfi £eA]vóA, & gpuAit) m*|A goit, 
Vq mwmb ia|\ n-uo^ip ajyoviij;. 


XVI.— t)íon, a coitiroe, mo cara, 

(eóiti Ua CAltAnnÁin x>o piajAAf treipicéip.) 

T)ÍOt1, a CoiTTTÓe, rno ca|\a, 
970 Hlo coigte, cé heArcAnA, 

*Oo luce con]: At) p'ocA I)" pUl 
Sbonpvó t>íocjia rnAn T)|\iclmn. 

A *óíon t:ór i?eif\]toe finne 
An AnÁijroe mcmne, 

975 Pl6fAf 1f A]A feijij JAG pn 

'S a|a ceit^ nA bpAbn&r brnicin. 
THAnum rrmmue, itiac reAfAÓ, 

SCAnAIT) Ctnnue CA1|A'OeA'pAC 

^eAjAAf t:o j^eAn -péAncA An gctnt) 
980 Hac hóaca acc ne nAriiAiT). 

tYI&ncAc clifce, ceAnn buróre 
Ann riAÓ rmrce An rnwnigr.e 
1í)eiú 50 cnÁibre&ó cAictrieAc cAom 
TTlAic^eAC nÁineAÓ neArh-eArcAom. 

XVII.— C1T) 1AT) ATI ctlAtl SO. 

("Oo p<Aj\Af peipicéi]A.) 

9^5 Q1*Ó 1^*0 An étiAn ro Y An éi^re A-p cín> 

1 mbtiA'ónA ne hiA]\nACAr ré<voA if bí*ó? 

T)0 C1ApAt)A|A riAfl tné Y Ag UÓACC A]\ír 

A T>cniAÍt&nn An piAnAf ttiac éArntnnn *oíob. 



XVIII.— "O'poblHíL Olc *OOn URCAtt t\AR. 

(An Sa^a)\u "OotrmAUl mAc Uait>5 An gA-pÁm ecu. -oo 
pi^n<vp peifvicéin.) 

'Q'pobtllR otc -oon ujióaja úian, 
990 T)o-cuaLa 1 n-nrit/ib 1 gciAn ; 

Lou LÁnrie rno Laoic CAilce, 
Saoic fÁ -pÁitrie jmbAitce. 

T)on u]ACA|A *oo hmnteAT) t,Ai]% 

Do fÓb|A<VÓ p|A101Íl-l0C PlA]AA1]^; 

995 V eA 1 A P "otnrm a ú^acc tnAp acá, 

gAtl Ú1T) AJA éACC TiÁ A|A lAflgnA. 

1Tlot<yó mó|\ T)o T)ia riA ni)út, 
TIÁ]A ^omeóv-ó An jéAj jlAn-úp; 
A beic beó javi Á5 gAn oil, 
IOOO *Oo beip An ceo *oo cnocAib. 

A íáíti gA-pcA jtéA^CA jtmn, 
T)o ];at)|aat) A5 fcoit fqu'bmn, 
HÁ]A ro|AÓAi|i T)o btoifc Ap inbuilt, 
T)o úoTpc a tijACAin ioni]\oitt. 

1005 ^™ c]uiai*ó um bomn t&pbó4«, 
PeA-p j:oi]Ane iia b^émn-gAfpAT), 
Látti £iaL nÁ]A pit ó pte, 
T)aji Imn 1]" miAn niAig-oine. 

UÁ An beAti Ag b|Aeic bin*óe, 
^OIO An -|:eAtb^Aiii 9 y An pAniuni)e, 

TDaic a beic ^ah goitri ^An 50m, 
'Ha beic g&n *ooig ^An -oiacai|l 


A beiú 5&n uei*óm ^<sn cinmj\ 
bei*ó im' oibeÁn Ai*óirnUlip : 
1015 G-i*oeA*ó copiAnri ce^lb \y ctiAp 

TTIcMc LeAtn t)on bof-gboon bÁifin-pAjt, 

Do CiA]A|\AU*)e nA rnbj'innn rnbÁn 
1t)i|\ ye&]\ )y tnnAOi if viiacáiti 
TIa gtnl-^e ó'n jjc^ú-fLóg *oo ctnp 
Í020 Úui]\fe rr Acbftcm D^óbuip. 

XIX— 130 COntlAC A1SÍH15 AM mATOW Atl 

ÍAe 51U 

(tllAj\bnA piApAif |Tei[\icéi|\.) 

'QO conn&c Aiflinj; aj\ m<M*oin ati L<\e gil, 

T)o b|\i|^ 1110 fiK\n, -oobuMt)i]\ rno céAT)pA*ó, 
Úug mo c|\oi*óe 50 ctAOi*óre u]\éic-tA5, 
Cé 50 rriAifum gtip iriMjVb 50 béi^ 111 e. 

1025 póDÍA 1 gee<vp 1 hycsX) pó.trii! éi)Ainn, 

A5 CA01 'y a^ CAOineA*ó 'f aj; ^éA^-^ol, 
A 511 A01 Afi míbeAt) 511 |A t]\éi5 pA*o, 
A cjujc geAb A]A /oac nÁ|\ gbéi^e^b. 

LíonuA 'o cnrriA 50 -oúbAc *oéA|\AC, 
1030 1 rmeoit) a ye&]\ iy ]?Uic ha ^éibe, 

A5 fníotii a ^Lac Y ^5 fCAÚA'ó a céibe, 
5^n ^| A1 § 5° ^ A 5 ^ e h6A]au a héigin. 

£iA^]Ui\itim -01 -oo'n ytngle 1^ ^éniie, 
CÁ uí]i a rnbící aj\ T>íc-céiUle, 
io 35 ^ló cÁ zí]\ 'n-A|\ ppíc riA ycéAt>A, 

Úug 'pÁ fcíf nA cíopcA 1 n-éinyeAcr? 


*Oo fiÁ*ó An beAn -oÁ^ bVmrn éifie 
CÁ cíji a rnbící aji *oíc-céiUle, 

I040 A|t é&g An pp te'fi ctnu nA céAT>c&. 

Síjnrn opu, rnÁ'f coit Le&c jréACAinu, 
Ap rno cÁf ó có,|\Ia 1 n*OAOfi-t>]AtnT), 
1léii) mo ceA^ ó'f be^n mé 1 rnbAoJAÍ, 
1f *oeiTiinij x>&m cÁp reAfCA An ré pn. 

IO45 A*0tlbA1|AC póx)ÍA *oo stop nÁji bpéAgAc, 
U&ob |\e toc *oo c|\oca*ó An r-éAjVL&tri, 
*Oo -ptomnceA]A ón gcjn'c -oo cmn aja éijnnn, 
A]\ An *outitAi5 t)Á ngoijAueAjA Caoja&c. 

bícrójAirn A|\ fCAOile^*ó An fcéit pn, 
1050 1f cug&f Arii&jAC Ati ]?Ai]\f inge An rfléibe, 
*Oo ]\^i> gAC pji *oÁ *oci<5 'nA *oq\é*,n-ne&f\u, 
1f pop Afi ÓAn An beAn bA héi^ne&c. 

UuAitim rn'ucr, *oo §om 50 h&etnb me, 
bÁf An cí *oo cmn 50 tiéAcu&c, 
io 55 ^ A beic 1 nocc t:Á b|\tn-o 'n-A Aon&]\ 
1f ^ÁjVOA An tlinf *0Á CU]t 1 n-éAgMb. 

A éíf\ T)tnbneAc, iy T)Acnb 1]^ céAfUA, 
Sib 'nA 'óeóit) iiac "0015 gii]\ psojAÍ^sc, 
pÁb bA^v T)uó|\|mtíi, yró]\ h&]\ Iaoc ír.e\ji; 
1060 Cpó b&ji n-óg-b^n, tón bAji teige^nn-m^c 

An cé b& bti]Af a if *oob n^vVO 'f *oob féice&rii, 
A5 *oíon bA|A gcpeAÓ if ueAÓ bA]\ , orpé,\ , o-[A, 
1f *oo b^jA nDÍon A]\ tíiíte léi]A-]*c]no)% 
Ag *oíot bA]i bp&c Y 'nA "óiMt) dá n-éite<MÍi. 


1065 AcÁro a T)tmrA 1 gcutriA 5 An f Aoi^eAiri, 

1r b&ibe An T)Ain5m cé'n *óe&cAin a cnAOÓAÓ, 
'S a corriA|\|^Ain a^ corn-gob 50 héigne^c, 
'S nA cní cíonÚA UAOib be céibe. 

*Oún CAom b& tiAOibmn ]\e néAbb&ib, 
1070 1f *Oún An Ói]\ nÁn cói|\ *oó únéijeAn, 
T)ún ÚfibAini A|\ gcúb gun téi|\-cui|\, 
1f *oo *Óúr: tHeit)]\eAC CAi*óbreAc, cAob-jeAb. 

Lá *oÁ bpeAc^ An ^<N|iAi|\e ^óaca, 
1 j;ctu\n nó 1 5CAtA*6-pui|\c "OAin^eAn ha 

1075 CÁbÍAC HIANA X)0b A|\mAC éADAC, 

*OÁ bpoj^f), *oÁ btreAnnAt), -oÁ beAjAt), if *oÁ 


Cé *oo trieAf^At) nÁ rnAiptreAT) acc rnéitrife 
An cé bA corrhAit be heccon íia Un&e coin, 
ílo be Vle<N|\cuib A5 beAD^A-ó b<\oó ine^ 
1080 A5 X)ub 1 ngbeo nó 1 gcorhpAc éw-pjt. 

50 bÁ ah bu<sm ní buA*Ó£Ap bAoc meA|\, 
A5 ueACC a bAibe 'y a bó,nnA ^An "OAOtvboc; 
tlif An j;ctin<yó nÁn h'yuy^y a ú]\sS0ca*ó, 
TtlAn Com CubAinn *oo cionnbAt) A|\ yéicib. 

1085 t)neice<vm ceAnc 1 ine<vpc a JAobcA, 

1 -pcníbmn ja^ua bA cneAfCA An cbéi-peAC, 
CAom ne -peAnAib, cai)^ ^e béicib, 
La^ ]\e y&nx\ 1-p ceAnn ne rn^An&ib. 


CApcAom c|\ót)a beó"ÓA 1 n-éAcuAib, 

IOgO tllAJAf A|) eólA]^ LeOíTIMl AJA lAOCAfy 

Aja cLája bócnA Lecp a ú|\éine, 

SeAbAC íia n-oiteÁn aja g&bÁit éAnlAic. 

1mpf\e a^ UAipte, ju&ipe aji péite, 
tnA-pc^c LíorhcA, 1 ngm'orrijiAib }xéA*oriiA]\, , 

IO95 Sa15*01U1]A pp-1Ult AJA ÓACCAlb, 

in<kigi^ci|A piorm^A ip pionn nA pémtie. 

Cipte |AÚin uú ip úijvo riA ctéipe, 
5|t*vó tia rnAg-oeAn nibjv&iji'o-ge&t rnbéApAÓ, 
0|)cói|\ An-*óÁriA ó CtÁ]\ éibi|\, 
1 100 Oi-oe mtnnce, 1]^ clú ha héij^e. 

£ite 'guf ujx)A]A múince 1 mbé'A]it&, 
LéAgf ó^\ bUsfUA aja peA^tj'A 5^ e *ó 1 ^5 e > 
UtngpeAc L<M"one if pcAipe 5l^ 1 5 i r> 
peA]\ cotruvo cti|A 50 cóirri-'óeAp Y AT1 péit)ue&c. 

II 05 T)o bí pé pÁitxeAc cj\ÁibúeAÓ t)éAjtcAc, 
T)o bí c^bAj\ÚAC b])onnuA: béAj ac, 
An ciAn x)o itiai]\ -oeAg-iriAc 6Arntnnn, 
bó nA inbocc ip c|\ó nÁ ctéi|\e, 

Aja ceAnriAc píonA, píox)A iy éA'OM j, 
II 10 A]\ *óÁit rriAoine, ."oije ip méiú-triAi]\r, 

Afi CAiceATÍi y1éA*ó 'p péAfCA 'ha Aot-b]\u 5, 
tlíop Ú115 pé bÁ]\|\ nÁ uÁ]a -o'éirmeAc. 

T)Á inbéinn coi*óce a^ ]\íom *oo úfiéice, 

Ag A1|AeAttl AfA -ÓéA^tAII^ T>0 féAT)Alb, 

III 5 Do beAc ttlojA 'jup Ctnnn ha gcéA'o-CAr 
A 5 cup pop 1 5C|\íc níop téij\ tiom. 


1]" bot)A|\ 'r 1 f bAbb An b^nb^ ic' ÓAJnunr 

T)o cAitb a cbú, *oo time a -o&onnAÓc 

Ha T)AriAi]\ jac tÁ aj jAbÁib a -pAon-£bAic 

I I 20 1]" 1AD fÁ b] 1 .tl1t) Ag C1\UC nAc pAogmn. 

T)o binge, *oo fíne<yó, *oo céA*o-cun 
UÁ ah cbiA|\ 1?Á ciac 1 rnbAOJAb, 
Uaja rntnn *oo ctnn An bic bjAAonAÓ, 
> OeA]\|. , Aib Áibne 'on SpÁmn tk\ •oc]\aoca*ó. 

1 125 tTIo ceAn c'peAnc do uai]x c'Aob-cojvp, 
*Oo *ÓÁ cAob cAilce aj\ *oac nA jéire, 

*Oo t)A C]A01 § CAnA CeA]\UA CAOTTinA, 

1r do "oa cAob-tiiAtA óf leACAm jtéijeAÍ. 

A pi^nMf m* An Am a, ó ÓAibbeAr |tem né úú, 
1]" nÁ ftnb Airev\j; aja iiu\|\b *oÁ n-éAgArm, 
U]\iac nA n-AingeAb x>ov JAi|\m ó , ÓAon-b]\uiD í 
1 13 2 SuAr 50 ptAiceAr 50 cacai]\ An €hn-1Thc. 


Poem 1. — This most beautiful elegy was composed for 
the Knight of Kerry, who died in Flanders about 1644 or 
1646. A vein of personal regret runs through the poem 
and enhances its melancholy In one stanza he tells the 
Dingle merchants that the banshee does not wail over such 
as they, but only over persons of distinction. His descrip- 
tion of the funeral procession and of the honours paid to 
the Knight by foreign potentates is highly interesting. It 
is worth while bearing in mind that when this elegy was 
written the country was in the throes of civil war, in 
which the poet took a most active part. 

Poem II.-— This pathetic poem was occasioned by the 
Cromwellian Plantation Decree, and must have been 
written about 1651 or 1652. It is undoubtedly one of the 
latest of our poet's compositions. The tone is that of a sub- 
dued, settled melancholy. Bitter is the scorn the poet flings 
at the settlers, and keenly does he appreciate the policy of 
the foreigners. His description of the chaos into which 
religious observances and ceremonies fell under the des- 
potism of Cromwell is not at all exaggerated. He utters 
a pathetic prophecy of his own approaching fate : — 
T£i-o n<s fpeÁ^CA 1 ncrié \»Á fÓ5f\<yó 
ÍIÁ jrtnt uéA|AniA aja |\<soj;aiL fio-f^vo^. 

Poem III. — This is an elegy of the ordinary type on 
the death of Margaret O'Brien, of the Thomond O'Briens. 
The poet does not rise to the same poetic level in this 
case as in his elegy for the Knight of Kerry. It is a 
beautiful lament all the same. 

Poem IV. — This is a most interesting poem. It shows 
the keen interest Ferriter took in Irish music. If O'Curry's 
date for the piece, 1610, be the true one, it was composed 
before the Civil War blazed out, so that the poet had leisure 
for the cultivation of the fine arts. It affords us a most 
interesting account of the structure of the Irish harp, 

48 NOTES. 

and of the Irish names of the several parts thereof. 
O'Curry refers to this poem in the third volume of his 
Manners and Customs, p. 257, as follows : — 

" I have in my possession a curious poem of twenty- 
six quatrains, written by Pierce Ferriter, of Ferriter's 
Cove, on the coast of Kerry, about the year 1640, on a 
harp which had been presented to him. Pierce Ferriter 
was a gentleman and a scholar, a poet and a musician, 
and he wrote his Gaedhelic poem in praise of a certain 
harp which was presented to him by Mr. Edmund Mac an 
Daill, the son of Mr. Donnell Mac an Daill, of Magh Lorg, 
in the county of Eoscommon. In this poem he speaks of 
the harp under both the Gaedhelic names of Gruit and 
Glairseach (the former, of course, being by far the more 
ancient name), and as there are some interesting details 
introduced into his verses, I may quote a few stanzas of 
them here. At the tenth stanza the poet, speaking of his 
harp, called it, etc. 

(here lines 465-484 are translated). 

"This harp, the poet says, found its Coir — that is, its 
harmonic curve or crosstree — was found in the fruitful 
woods of Magh Aoi, in the plains of Eoscommon. It 
found its lamchchrann — that is, its front pillar, was 
found at the Fort of Sean Traoi (a place I am unable to 
identify), and it found its Com — that is, its sound-board, 
was found at Eas de Ecconn, now the falls of Bellingham, 
in the county of Donegal. In the same language he goes 
on to name the artificers. So it was Mac Mac Sithduill 
that designed it, and Cathel that made it, and it was 
bound and emblazoned by Bennglan, and it was decorated 
with gold by Parthelon Mor Mac Cathail, so that in this 
instance so great was the care bestowed on the manufac- 
ture of a harp that it engaged the professional skill of four 
distinct artists — the modeller, the wood-worker and car- 
penter, the binder and emblazoner ; and the decorator ; 
and the services of these artizans are referred to as if 



their occupations were in the usual course, each of them 
living by his own independent art." 

Poem V. — This poem breathes the tenderest affection 
for Eichard Hussey. The Husseys were an important 
family about Dingle, but of the Richard Hussey here 
mentioned we know nothing further. 

Poem VI. — In this poem Ferriter expresses with great 
tenderness the delight he feels at the recovery of his 
friend Eoin, a doctor. The warmth of their friendship 
is depicted with keen relish and delicacy of feeling. 
I he physician reciprocated Ferriter 's warmth of feeling, 
and gives expression to his affection on the occasion of 
our poet's being wounded. See Poem XVI, 

Poem VII. — This scrap was written evidently during a 
period of suspense in the civil war in Ireland. The Irish 
forces were on the look out for a general to lead them 
against the Parliamentarians, and Ferriter gives his 
opinion on the best choice to make in no equivocal terms. 
He addresses the mast of a sea-faring ship, and asks it to 
bear the supreme command of Fodhla to Eoghan Euadh 
O'Neill by the letter which he is transmitting. It is 
probable that he actually wrote a letter to O'Neill, and 
that this quatrain deals with no imaginary epistle. 
O'Neill's prowess and other high qualities were evidently 
fully appreciated by the soldier poet, and his verdict is 
confirmed by the historians of this period. At this time 
there was no abler scion of the Irish race to command 
the Eoyalist forces than O'Neill. The poet contends that 
he had a right to supremacy on account of his valour, and 
hints at the necessity of one supreme general, who should 
be a man of weight and position. The fact that O'Neill 
descended from an Ulster stock has no weight with him — 
he looks to the general good of the nation. Not so the 
poet who replies to him. He upbraids Ferriter for giving 
away the sway of the island from the descendants of 
Eibhear Fiona. 

50 NOTES. 

Poem XI. — This is a love poem where apparently there 
was genuine passion. The poet is particular in stating 
that the object of his affections is an English lady of the 
name of Russell, closely related to Sir Wm. Russell, Lord 
Chief Justice of Ireland. 

Poem XII. — In this short piece the poet sets forth in 
a flattering manner a young lady's charms. 

Poem XIII. — This, too, is a poem on love ; love is an 
incurable disease. He describes the special excellences 
of the lady whom he loves and the violence of the passion 
by which his soul is rent. 

Poem XIV. — This poem is as severe a satire on women 
in general as we have ever read, and Droves the poet 
possessed of satirical genius. Woman is chiefly upbraided 
for inconstancy and for deceit which stone walls will not 
sufficiently guard against. The reply of another poet is 
equally severe. 

Poems XVI-XVIII. — These three poems pay a high 
tribute to the sterling character of Ferriter. The first is 
by Eoin Ua Ceallanain. It is not clear in what sense he 
calls Ferriter his enemy as he does in line 966. The 
second piece refers to the poet's unbounded hospitality, 
which seems to have been unique even in that time and 
region. The third poem is by a priest, *Ootiin&tl TTIac 
Uai*05 An 5 A l A ^ in > wno rejoices that the poet, though 
wounded in the arm, did not suffer serious injury. It is 
probable that the wound was inflicted during the siege of 
Tralee. These three pieces represent the high esteem in 
in which his contemporaries, lay and clerical, held Ferriter. 

Poem XIX. — This is an elegy by an unknown author 
on Ferriter. It was evidently written soon after his 
execution. The writer is vague and uncircumstantial, as 
is usual with Irish elegiac poets. Yet, in one passage, he 
dwells with great force on the valour and personal 
courage of the deceased, whose feats of strength and 
deeds of bravery he had himself witnessed. 

eACURA tiAiume true sionriA. 

(Through the kindness of Dr. Standish Hayes 
O'Grady I am enabled to give the following traditional 
story concerning Pierce Ferriter. Taken at its mini- 
mum value the story proves that the poet filled a 
large space in the recollections of his countrymen 
long after his death.) 

*Ouine uArAt pAoiceAiriAit pon-^ogtumUA nil 5 
buAit) ÍAOCAir 1 jjCtn^eAt) tTluiriAn Aj;tir ^ 00 ^ 1 1 A °~ 
ctip ce 1 n^AC cleAr "oo nA cleAr Aib ptmeAccA, *oÁn b' 
Ainrn piAjiAf )Tei|\icéi|\. 1 •ouirnceAtt cní céA*o 
bbiAt)An ó f om t)o bí fé 'n-A coriintn'oe 1 ^CopcA I1í 
*Ombne 1 n-iAnÚA|\ ConncAe CiAnn<yi*óe te h-Air Cu-mii 
Áint) nA CAmne Y AT1 ^ 1C ^ e ^"^ nAmreAp 111*0111 
PAjiÁirce An Tpeinxéinig. 1r te n-A tmn -pvn -oo riisMn 
^ite 1 ^CuigeAt) HIat) 1 -ocAob coin uuato T)'6inmn. 
1\Aici*óe 1Tlic SionriA a Aimri. Ajjtif 'oo §íac p onn An 
pie -pn *out •o'ionnrAijp'ó piAnAir, T)' péACAin aii 
nAib ré 'n-A pte vo néij\ a ceA]XAir ir a cuAnArg- 
bÁÍA, Ajtir nti^ teir 'r Ari b^n-cunur rm . 1 . a be An 
A 5 u f A 510UIA (ógÍÁc -oo triiiin"ci|\ 5p^ irme ) A 5 l1 T A 
■5A*ÓAn. X)o -c;1uAifeAT)An nompA 1 n-AicgeÁiin ^aca 
conAine 50 nAnjjA'OAn cacaiji UnÁijtí ir Ar rm uné 
jteAnn nA n^eAÍu riAn jac n-oíneAÓ aj cun Caúai)y 
Conn]iAOi An a bÁnii n-oeir, eAuontA fém i^aíi pAinn^e 
cuAit),ir Ar pn cnéjteAnn Loca ScÁit ^u|\ f noiceAT)Aj\ 
An feAn-bAiLe be n-A nÁTÓreAn IDAin-geAn Uí Ctnfe. 
Agur ní cothntiToe nÁ -po]\A*ó *oo nmneAT)An Ann^Ain 
acc ^AbÁib 50 neirii-teirceAiiiAit nompA cné CbocÁn 
Cmn Caic te hAir CuAin ponn-"cnÁj;A. 1r AnnrAirn 
'o'iornptnjeA'OAn a n-Aijre ó cuAm 50 n*oeAÓAT)Afi cAn 
ÍTIÁm RÁic An pÁm gunAb í Áic 'n-An r CA-0A*0An pÁ bun 
CpiiACA tTJA)ACAin An An *ouAob cuai*ó. Suit *oÁ 'ocug 

52 e-Accp& tl<yicit)e tflic StonnA. 

An giobb& 'nA cnnce^Lt x)o connAic yé bocÁn beA^ 6y 
a cottim]a, 50 rmubMfic, "*OAp 50 "oeimm, a ríiÁigifui^. 
1]" copriiAib -oúinn beic bÁnii be *Oun An £eipuéipij 
A^up céit)eAm 50 n-tnj^e An bocÁm tm cAbb "o'peACAin 
An bpmb AoinneAc Ann x>o t\ub&]\y&i> 'otnnn eobAp 
cum An xmnA." " Uéi*óeAm óeAnA/' Ap An tlMcn'óe. 
1p ArhÍAit) puApATDAp 'íia pui"óe ifcij |\ompó. Aon itiao 
Aom cumApAc cópi&c CACATpeAC. 13o beAnnuijeA-OA]! 
*oó Agup* cug -peipeAn An beAnnuJAt) céAt)nA *óóib 
A511]" A*oubM]\c. "Aijnjim " Ap peifeAn "Api An 
imceAcc ACÓ. ptnb gup *oeopui*óúe Y At1 C1 1 A f eo f 1 ^ 
Agup ní trubÁip nó uÁ ocpAp opAib f)'éip bA|\ n-Aip- 
np Agup mÁ AoncuiJeAnn pb pui*oe 1m' pocAifi 
gmeAt) nÁ pub piot;^ jac bit) rp uo§a jac *oije A~Am 
be cup 1 n-bAfi Có,cai|\ (m<yp nÁ piib ionAin acc 
pigeA'ocnp Ainx)eAf 50 beopi fÁipíop) acá bAipjeAti 
nó "óó "oo pbup eopn&n Agup bAp y&\t *oo bAinne nA 
ngAbAfi be -pÁgAiL Aj;<yib Agup míbe pÁibre." "Hi 
5^bA*ó *óuic An cuipe<yó f.\iii -oo ÚAbMjAc *oúmn An 
•oajaa i?eAcc Ap An 1l<Mcit)e Agup* beip pn x>o f urne- 
adaja 1 gcuibpmn An pjeA-oopA gupi iúeAX)A|i a^uj" 
gup ob<voAp a beo]A-*óófAin. íf AnnpAin "o'éipit; An 
llAicme Agup A-oubAipc be n-A giobbó. "ip micTO 
•qúmn, a giobbA," Ap yé, u beic a 5 gbtiAipeAcc j:eA]TA." 
"Tlí liAthbM-ó iy ccnp" ^y An pige<voóip " acu pinóeAm 
50 fcnbb aj Ag^blAm a céibe." " tTí -óéMipAm 50 
T>eimin " A|\ An 1lAicix)e '< óip cÁ bpiop n&ó i:a"OA An 
cup<vp auá póm&mn pój^i A^up -oém-pe eobAp "Otntin 
Anoip 50 T)ún piA]^Aif peijicétp^. ,J r< C]\eA*o é y&t 
t)o cnpAip Ann^Am?" A]\ ah pigeó,x)ói|\. u AcÁ" aja 
An tlAicit)e " mA|A •oo-cu&b^ 50 pAib ceipc pibit) A5 
feAn-CAibbe^c^ib aju p bo*o^c^ib nA *oúÚAije peo Ap 
An bpiA|\Ap peo A^iip cum uóvfcÁbA An pibe é -oo péi|\ 
a cuAipipce CAn^A]"-]^, A 5 u f geAbbAim -ouic n^c pA*OA 
beA*o-pA aj cup An cmn-peAp& A1]\, ói]\ ip pibe ]^Áp- 
poglumcA tnipe ó Cúi^eAt) Hbovt) ping buAit) pibi*óeACCA 
1 njAc Myv -o'eiiunn," "1p neAiii-^-oiiiApAc é t)o 
cii]\Ap" Ap An pijeA-oóip "m&'y é pm pÁ n-oe^pA T>tnc 
cjMAbb 'n-Ap rrieAfcj, óip ip píop nÁ cb&ompeAp piA]\<sp 

6-accu& tl&icme 1Tlic SionnA. 53 

com bcj |^Am Ajtij^ *oo meAprAp beAc-pA, Aj^up t>á rnbA 
•óóij biom-pA ó ciAnAib gupAb é pm ati pu<voAp a bi 
púu, *oa]\ p^vopAij;, 56 nAC pibe trnpe aóc pijeAt)ói|\ 
ruó,ÚA, *oo cAicpmn pém pAnn beAc." X)o muijni) a 
jeAn 5Ái|\e A|1 ah TlAici*óe Agup a]\ An gcmo eibe A5 
eipceAcc teip An brijeAtJOip. 

1p AnnpAin At,ubAij\c An pijevvoóip beip An 
ílMri"óe " rri cóip tunc pc&jA&rriAinc bmn 50 hospice 
j;An piop c'AnmA t/pA^Aib AjAinn," '"Oo-geobAip pm" 
A]1 An RAin-óé . 1 . TlAiuióe ttiac SionnA ip Ainrn -Ovvm- 
pA. ''Agup cia I11AT) pin it) foÓAip" An An pije<voóip. 
" AcÁit) " aia peipeAn "mo giobbó, mo beAn Aj;up mo 
rii<yopvVÓ." 1p AnnpAm t>'pé&ó An pi§eAt>óip 50 ^éA]\ 
A]\ An gceAÚpAp péim 1 hdum-ó a céibe 50 nt>ubAipc. 

(Here follow four couplets of verse, which as 
being somewhat broad I refrain from quoting, suffice 
it to say that they suggested a ridiculous attitude in 
which to place the three strangers and the dog.) 

Ap gcbop nA pAnn pAin *oon tlAici"óe t)o bionAt) 
T>'uMTi&in ^5^f *o'ime&5b<N é gun bA^tng a cpoióe 'n-A 
cbi&b An mót) r\&]\ péAt> piAeAgpA Ap bic t>o ÚAbAi|\r 
Ap An bp jeAt)ói]A 50 n*oubAipc be n-A gioblA " t)A] , 
mo cubAi)% a jiobbA," Ap ré. "mÁ uáto pi jeAt>ói|Ait)c 
nA micAige-reo 'n-A bpibmib com ttimc beip pm ti.i 
loncAOib *OATti-rA t)ub *oo b&CAip An peipuéijnj Ajur 
pibbeAm CAp n~Aip "o&p noúÚAij rém Apip." Leippni 
•o'lomptng An txAicróe be n-A cu^bbAcc a bAibe 50 
ceAnn-cnom, rriAbb-cpoi jccac, bÁn t)o nÁipe aju)* 
"o'Aicif 50 nAÓ piop t>tnnn a n-rmceAcuA Ap pm aatiac. 
Diot) a piop a^au, a bé^vgcóip loniriAinn, gup&b é 
PiAp&p pém *oo bí pompA 'pAn nibocÁn 1 piocc rijeA- 
t)ópA. gup&b é pm eAórpA piApAip peipcéi]Aig Agup 
tlAicit)e mic SionnA 50 ntnge pm. 


[This £oclóin is in many instances rather an index verborum than 
a lexicon. Ferriter's language is very difficult, and most interesting. 
Pressure of other work and a desire to bring out the book within a 
reasonable time has prevented me from giving to the text the attention 
which it deserves. The mss., too, are often unsatisfactory. There 
can be no doubt that Ferriter was very learned in Irish, and had a 
unique command of that language for poetical purposes.] 

Ac A"ó, m., afield, a plain. A. &i|\c, 
fig. for Ireland, 289. 

A-ÓAinc, /"., kindling, 933. 

A-o-citi, I saw, 754. 

a-ocuitia, m., great grief, ds., 132. 

Aomuigim, I proclaim, 3,, 17. 

Ág., ni., a notch, a scar (?) ; a beic 
beo 5A11 Ág 50,11 01b, his being 
alive without a scar or reproach, 
1000; but 5A11 Áj 5&11 01L, per- 
haps = without fear or reproach 
(see O'R. under Á§). 

Áibéir,/, the sea, great depth : ó 
Áibéir 50 Laoi (?), 603. 

Ai-ómibif, very sweet, ds., 1014. 

Ait)--miVlim, I triumph over, win 
over (lit. destroy); a p\\ ai-ó- 
rhiUlue 05-bAn, 961. 

Aitim, I foster, cherish, 1 5. pr., 

AiVlir, /, a cancer, an eating 
or spreading sore ; 'oéAn Aibbre, 
a cankering or corroding drop, 
187 (see Corrigenda). 

AiVl/pe, see Aibbif. 

Aim nit), sterile, barren, ns., 418. 

AmeA-p, w., delight, joy, gs., 363. 

Ainrriine, (?) AinriVine fbeAccA 
éibin, 627. 

Aine, f., attendance, ds., 375; ^au 
Aij\e An n-UAirle, our nobility 
without attendance. 

Ainfi^: m'Aipfi^ tfión-r-coL, the 
cause of my great weeping (?), 
188 (O'R. gives Aipr-^e, contem- 

Airce, a gift, npl., 117. 

Aiú-cneAcAim, I rob in turn, 
3. sf., 695. 

AiúeAfvn&c, w., change, transfor- 
mation, ns., 350. 

•o'Aicle, by reason of; -o'Aitle An 
bpeACAt), by reason of our sins, 

Aiune, /*., a commandment, ns., 

Aiúf\eAc, sorry, troubled, ns., 54. 

aIa (áLa), a wound, ns., 379. 

aLLaii (aLa?), skill, wisdom, craft, 
gpl, AUÁ11 (?), 483. 

aIL™ u jvoa, extraordinary, strange 
(in a good sense), ns., 461. 

Abbf a, cross, troubled (of grief) : 
(cf. AblfrfiAin, knotty) ns., 

Abe, m., place, position ; 'y&n aLc 
'n^An coin 'oo, into its proper 
place, 312. 



AlufAotr», m.y a foster-father, a 

guardian, ds., 437. 
AbunomAr 1 , m., nurture ; An a. 

(were) being nurtured), 88. 
Atrial, m., a fool, 658. 
AmAnc, m., a look ; úugAr AtriAfVc, 

I cast a glance (with an), 1052. 
AmtAit), in like manner, alike, 629. 
attij\a, noble, great, ns., 461. 
An, a lie (?), ds., 551. 
AnAcpAc, disagreeable, ns., 51. 
A11ÁL, /., breath (as the human 

breath causes a bird to desert 

her nest), 851. 
AtiAtrmAcc,/., soulfulness, ns., 86. 
AncAoiti, rough, unsightly, ds., 

Ancjvjc, m., deformation, unsight- 

liness, ns., 362. 
An--oói§, one from whom a thing is 

not expected; ó An--oóig 'r ó 

T>ei§-ppb, from the lowly and 

the learned. 
Ati-g|AiAti, /., a great or powerful 

sun. 704. 
Ann ]AeAcc,w., troubled look, as., 71. 
AnnpA, f., love, ds., 537. 
AobÓAcc, /., beauty, benignity, 


Aoip-feAn, m., an old man, gpl., 

AolAifiAiL, lime-white, 399. 
Aob-cojvp, m., a fair white body, 

gs. (as adj.), 61. 
AoUjivtiAT), m, 9 a lime-white cheek. 

gpl-> 570. 
AotroAcc, /., unity, union, as., 644. 
Aon-gÁin, f.y one united shriek, 

as., 385. 
Aon-LÁtfi, one hand; 'O'Aon-tAiTh, 

with a united effort, ds., 385. 
AonAim, I satirize, scold. 

AOf, m., a generation, a race ; An 
n-Aop 05A, our rising youth, 241. 

A]\, prep., upon, during; A]\ ló, in 
the day-time, 221 ; aj\ U, of the 
hue of, 95. 

Án,m., destruction, ns. ; Án m'Aoib- 
m-p, the destruction of my hap- 
piness, 196. 

AicionAj\ m. ; o's., AicionAif, 350. 

aja§aIL, cj\oi-óe pA|A riA n-Ang- 
aII t)ce, 703. 

Anmufj ni.y coat of arms, /*s., 151. 

ACApnujAT), m.j alteration, trans- 
formation, sm., 353. 

ac-ihia'6, m. t a renewing, ns.., 227. 

bAiTOokoc, /"., delicacy, as., 105. 
bAnnA, w., a band of men, a troop, 

a company, rf/>/ ,117. 
bAnnA, m., a bond; cuinpeAt) OAn- 

nAit)e -o'ÁifAigce one, I will bind 

you by law to, 760. 
bAn-uA, /-, a female descendant, 

as., 407. 
bAo-ócArAtm (bin , óeAcArAirn), I 

please, satisfy, 2, 117. 
bAoppAt), folly, 533. 
bÁnnA = bÁpjA, the top, the point ; 

ns. (in pi. sense), 138. 
bA|\n-§eAl, white-fingered (of the 

hand), 826. 
bean Arm, I touch, handle, with ne, 

t)Á mbeAnA ]\ir nop no-o-feAn, 

-jc., if she touch it, the rose 

would multiply, etc., 723. 
beio, in line 1014, is beg in ms. 
beic, vl. of AUAim ; a beic (without 

aspir. of b), the a referring to 

tÁni, 999, 1 01 3. 
beici|\, f., a bsar, ns., 189. 
beo-bA-ób, /., a live imprecator, 

ws., 475- 



beo-ÓAcu,/., sprightliness, vigour, 

beo-join, m., a wound to the quick, 

ns., 198 
beotcAir-, soft-lipped, ds., 106. 
béAp, m., a bear, a term for the 

foreigners, dpi., 260. 
beo-piocu, m. f living form, ds., 113. 
bi, rjí bí An 5aIa]\ ^au 50m bpóm, 
the disease is not without a 
wound of sorrow, 787. 
biAx>tfiAj\, abound in food, luxu- 
rious; 50 b., 275. 
bmn-r-cob, having a melodious 

cry, ns., 31. 
bmn-rpuc, m., a sweetly mur- 
muring stream, 711. 
bí(yÓ5At), m., a start, a sudden fit ; 
bio-o^AX) bpom, a sudden fit of 
sorrow, 411 
blxyo, m., a portion, 11. s., 375. 
btcOAim, I shatter, 3 s. pf. ps., 105. 
bbot), Blod, son of Cas, and 
ancestor of the O'Brien family ; 
bAti-UA bloix), 407. 
bó-eAbbAc, m., cattle, gx, 181. 
bóvocin, m., a bodkin, ds., 104. 
bob, m., art, skill, gs., bobA as 

adj., 407. 
bótriAp, abound in cattle, ds., 36. 
bop-oiriAp, meal-consuming ; 50 b., 

bófctnnn ? ds., 105. 
bpÁic, bpÁiú a buAi-ópe, the cause 

or source of her sorrow, 379. 
bpÁú, m., judgment, gs., La Ati 

bpÁÚA, the day of judgment, 


bpeAc-botiAÓ, speckled with red 
spots, cf. bonAix), he grew red or 
coloured up, (O'Br. etc.), 447. 

bpeopcAc, active, lively, 479. 

bpeAc, judgment; rnAp a tnbi if 

bpeAÚ T>Atri-rA LÁ 1 n-oiT>ce *f AT1 

lonA-o-ro, where she is, I imagine 

that night becomes day in that 

place, 713. 
bpei-o, /., a robe. 
bnéro-geAl, vested in white, as a 

mountain covered with snow, 

ds., 36. 
bpeox), m. t sickness, torment, ns. t 

bjMAÚAjv-p o|AUAib, of brave words, 

strong in speech, 442. 
bj\iAC[\Ac, given to swearing; 50 

b., 275. 
bpireAX), m., violation ; b. pop ca, 

the violation of marriage, 299. 
bpiocc, m., a charm, 571. 
bjAOi-orheAp, proud, 426. 
bpón-goibim, I weep sorrowfully, 

vn., 29. 
buAixntn, I win, procure,, 

buAi*ope,/., affliction, gs., 379. 
buAin-ceAf, m., enduring sorrow, 

ns., 401. 
buAin-cneAÓ, m. y perpetual ruin, 

ds., 417. 
buAnAc, serviceable, or military, 

buAH beAnAim, I refer to, apply 
to (as a saying), 3. s. pr. rel., 

buAti-bobA, /., lasting piety or 

devotion (?), gs., 407. 
buAn-bpAC,m., a perpetual garment 

(as for mourning), 355. 
bun, m., end, extremity; 'tia bun, 

taking charge of it, guarding it, 

838 ; An 5aIa|a 50 bpÁc 'n-Ap 

mbun, the disease that is ever 

with us, 790. 



buii-of-cionn, independent of (Le), 

cÁró (ms. CÁ15) cé beop -00 cpÁT) 

cÁró a cpuA'ó-gom. 413. 
CAill mi, I lose ; cAilXim Ap, I fail 

or forsake one, 304. 
CAigilim (coi^iUtn). I spare ; used 
in pass, sense, 3 5. />/. ; niojA 
CA151L An ceol,-§oL, the melodi- 
ous weeping was not spared, did 
not grow faint, 25. 
cÁip-oe,/., respite, ds., 317. 
cÁijVoeAf*, m., friendship, 71s., 329. 
CAi|\-oifeAC, affectionate, loving, 

caij\u, f., a charter, a law; gs., Af 
A bpeA|\AnnAib cAipce ir* cÓ[\a, 
from the lands which were theirs 
by law and justice, 232. 
CAic-LeotfiAíi, m., a hero, 519. 
cAic-péitneAC, victorious, success- 
ful, 512. 
CAlm-ceArm ac, strong headed, 491. 
CAnncAp, m., trouble, uneasiness, 

vexation, ns., 206. 
CAOit--peA§, "OÁ cAoiL-j:eAg pAin, 

cAom-béApp, m., beautiful verse, 

ds., 172. 
CAom-eAr-cA, gently rapid, ds., 500. 
CAOtri-inir-, /., fair island, gs., 55S. 
CAop, m., flame, fire; c. coni,\Aic, 

a flame of battle, ns., 189. 
CAfv .1. cup, An saIaja t)Otn-CAp r/Á 
cvac, the disease which is 
oppressing me, 786. 
CApnÁitc,/., a heaping up, 934. 
cAú-ftóg, m., an army in battle 

array, ds., 1019. 
ceAX), m., leave, permission, 685 ; 
An cporóe, etc., translate : the 

heart without permission from 
me gave away what love was in 
me with strong binding promises 
to this fair and sedate foreign 

cÍA-o-b|\omiAim. I am the first to 
bestow, 532. 

céAT)-feAp, a first or a "best' 
man, a near relative, ns., 149. 

céA-o-pmn, m., first intelligence, 
dawning of reason, ds., 628. 

ceAl^-colg, a prickly lance, gpl., 


ceAllcAp, /., the face, the 'i.^ad: 
as.,97, c f- ^ 1 AnpA'ó'nA ée^LtcAp 
(Cúipc An til. O.), and ip upéig- 
Ia^ mo ceAÍtuAp, Tadhg Gaed. 
(also ceAtbcAip). The word is 
mistranslated in voc. to T. G. 

ceÁp-otngeAcc, /"., act of construct- 
ing, 482. 

ceApnA, m., a difficulty ; ccAfnAi'óe 
■pcóip, straitened means, poverty, 


céi'oe, /"., a green, a plain; An 
céit)e cuAncAc, the harbour- 
possessing plain, a name for 
Ireland ; cAiiguj* pé ha céiT>eAC 
cuAncAc (= cuAiiCAiJe), the 
time of the harbour-possessing 
Green Plain is come, {23. 

céile, tn. & /"., a spouse; fÁ céile 
-oon beo-ÓAcc, who espoused 
sprightliness, 258. 

céim-bAn-oA, of womanly gait, 678. 

céijx, /, wax; Jig. candlelight; 
•00 b'éigm bui-óeACAp Ap An 
gcéip, recourse had to be had 
to wax-lights, 164. 

ceipt)eAc, artistic, ns., 464. 

ceipc-bpeic, a true judgment, as., 



ceot-gL&c, /., a melodious hand, 

ds., 62. 
ciaLL, f., sense, meaning; cneAt) if 

ciaLL t>o "|c. ? what is the mean- 
ing of, etc. ? 373. 
ciAii, long; ir ciAti nom-cAp, has 

loved me long, 699. 
cirmeAtfiAin,/., fate, chance, ns., 10. 
cinrnrn, I resolve, decree, appoint, 

settle, 3, 1054 (read perh. 

•00-c irm, I used to see) ; 1 pi, 

impcr.y 384. 
ci op-brie aid, w., a feast given by 

a landowner on the day on which 

rent is paid, 127. 
cirmi (clirnn), I fail; niof\ cir* 

An rn on-got, the great weeping 

did not abate, 33. 
clAir-cí, 5«|\ clAifuí' c-05-cun, 

until news of thy burial in thy 

youth was heard, 54. 
cLaocLa'ó, m., act of subduing, 

bringing to nought, 324. 
cLAome, f. t perversity, corruption, 

ns., 297. 
cLaot, ;//., corruption, perverse- 

ness, ns., 304. 
cteAringeAóc, /., dexterity; as., 

cléib-cLeAcc, m. f bosom com- 
panionship; ífs.,c1éib-c1eAccA, 

cWn,/., a band, a company, gpl., 

cló-mtn, j., venomous wound or 

stain, ns., 199. 
dor-, ó clop c'éa^A, since the 

news of thy death, 574. 
cltnce, m., a game, a sport ; gpl., 

cltnói'óe, 280. 
cneA-ó, /., a wound; cneA'ó coite, 

a wound in the desire or will, 792. 

cnórcA, joined together, amassed, 
npl., 139. 

ctiuAir-ceAc, wealth-amassing ; An 
concnA cnuAirceAc, a term for 
Ireland, 356. 

coigle, m., a companion, ns., 970. 

coiU,itu, I violate, trespass on, 
3, 848. 

cóimeic, a comet ; ha néAÍCA 
cóimeic, 39. 

coitfnJceAc, wild, fierce, foreign, 
gs., coitfngceAc, 276. 

cóin-'óeAnc, m., a fair eye, ns., 705. 

coinnéAÍ, m., a colonel, npl., 145. 

colt, m., the hazel tree, 411. 

cotn&ro-peAn, m., a poet, apl., 122 

cotiiAipte, f., a senate, a parlia- 
ment, a/>/. (?) cotfiAijVle, 10. 

cottiaIA, m., fulfilment ; £An y tmn 
'tiA c, no heed given to the ful- 
filment (of the commandments), 

comAjvoAc, corresponding, as., 97. 

coin-cuiniiu, I put down,, 


coin-pocAl, m., a synonym, gpl., 

cotfif\A,/, a coffin, ns., 153. 

cothtxAnn, dividing, sharing (as of 
food); 1 n-Ain cot)A '£ur cotfi- 
n&mn, in the time of dividing 
and sharing (meals, etc.), 107. 

corhpogur , m., relatives, gs. f 129 

conclAnn, a match, a rival, a com- 
parison, 502, 505 

con pAX), m. , turbulence, rage.g's., 971. 

concnA, /"., purple, one dressed in 
purple; ah concnA cnuAipueAÓ, 
a name for Erin 356. 

concnA, purple, ds., 474. 

copótiCAc, wearing birettas, dpi., 
cojAÓnuAc, 165. 



copp, m., the harmonic curve, or 

cross-tree of a harp ; part of a 

harp, as , 477. 
cp^m, m.\ a staff; c. bA^Aip, 

a staff to threaten with, ns., 

cpeAc, m. t the body; as., 223. 
cpioc, /., a country; cpíoé Cob- 

tw§, fig., for Ireland, 290. 
cpíocnujA-ó, m., act of finishing 

or completing, 11s,, 343. 
cpicip, a spark, a shower of sparks; 

Aob-gpilA'Ó 50 CJ\1C1p CeA]\T>CAVI, 

a lime-white cheek interspersed 
with red, like the sparks of the 
forge, 568. 

c]\iuc, a set, a company, a low 
band of men, a crew, 116. 

cpo, m., a fortress; cpó ha cbóipe, 
a haven of reluge for the bards, 
1 108; CpóCumn,y^., for Ireland, 

cpob, m.y the hand, the fist; ó n-A 

cpob cmhpA jac cpAnn, every 

tree is made fragrant by her 

touch, 721. 
cpócAp, -Ai|\, s.m., a hearse, gs., 

149 : see Corrigenda (in text 

cpó-ÓAÓc,/., valour, its., 261. 
cpó-boc, m., a bleeding wound, 

ns., 201. 
cpuA-o-gom, m., dire ruin, ns., 413. 
cjMiA-ócAn, m., hardship, trouble; 

OnÓ|\A í 5AH C|\ÍC 'gÁ CIMíA-ÓCAn, 

she is a cause of grief without 
any end to her trouble, 383. 

ctiAfvouigim, I try, make an experi- 
ment of, 3 s. pf., 349. 

cvnmpe, power? ní <5]\Áx> curmre 
bin 11 bur- lóp, 796 

evnein, w., a little cat. 

ctiAtiCAc, harbour-possessing, gsf., 
cuAncAige, 423. 

ctnb./., a corner, ds., 66. 

ctiibponn, m., a maiden, gs., An 
cinlpnn *oo cneAc bimbó, of 
the maiden who despoiled limbo, 
i.e. the Blessed Virgin Mary, 652. 

cub, m., the pole, the hinder part 
of the head; cup Ap ^cúb, to 
hide, to stow away, 761 ; a 
defence, a guard, 642. 

c u ™ an 5 ac, hi., straitened circum- 
stances, 645. 

cmuA-pAt), m., a speech of sorrow, 
gs., 158. 

cup, m., disposal, ds., 333. 

T>Áib == x)óib, 416. 

T)Aibbce, magical, 463. 

'OAtnum ; C15 -00 "OArntnn An Aif- 

bmge fpóibb-cinbu, 42. 
T)Aop-bÁp, dire death, gs., 322. 
'OAop-'óuAn, /., a precious poem, 

T>eACAmAib, difficult, troublesome, 

ns., 353- 
•oeAg-oi£ip, m. f a goodly heir, 443. 
T>eAg-riiAC, m., a goodly son, 1107. 
■oeAg-ptnpe, m., a good prince, or 

lord, vs., 578. 
-oeAbbAim, I form, compose (of a 

poem), 1 pi. pr., 812. 
-oeApA : see oipneAt), 
•oeApb, m., certainty, 11s. , 72. 
"oeApfAib (?), 1 124. 
-oeApbtngim, I give, bestow, 2s.p/., 

1 1 14. 
-oeA-pfcnoroce, beautified, «5., 

■oeA-ps-bÁni, f., bloody hand ; 

T>eAp5-bÁin -oiogAibc, the red 

hand of vengeance, 608. 



•oeACAC, m., smoke ; apl., tia -oeA- 
UAige ceo, the smoky wreaths of 
fog, 650. 

'oeAthnÁnAc, m. t a conjurer, a 

"oeig-ppo, dpi.) truly learned 
men, 616. 

'oeifeAjAAc, hasty, quick, 166. 

-oeiriimvigA'ójm., act of manifesting; 
A5 T>einií uigAX) eoLcAin, point- 
ing out (thy) loss, 157. 

'oeoró ("oiait)), 'iia 'óeoi'ó pn, after 
that, 235. 

"oeotiACAX), m., hurt, injury; beic 
■ouiu-fe ^An 'oeon^cA-ó, that 
you should be unscathed, 582. 

'oeoíicAX), .in., ns., mo 'óíc, mo 
'óeoticAt), my loss, my ruin, 202 
(see -oeonACAX)). 

-oeonAim, I send into exile, 3 
ps., 369. 

•oiACAij\, /., trouble, labour; t>. 
cónmAig, the pains of partu- 

T)iAn-co|\, m., ds., 493. 

"oiceArmuA, beheaded, 73^. 

•oile,/., a flood, a torrent, ns., 200, 

•oimle, share, portion (T>ibteArm)? 
mo -oimle -oéAn! 402; perh. 
•oiiíiLe 2= T>ít,e, a flood. 

•oíne, f. y a tribe, a generation, ns., 

-oíocpA (x)Íoc|\ac), earnest, ds., 394, 
as subs., zeal, earnestness, 972. 

-oío^ac, having seams or creases 
(of the hair), ns., 94. 

•oio^Aim, I empty out, I drain; 
3 pl-pf-ps-, applied to the drain- 
ing out of people, 231. 
'OÍogAtuAr-jm., vengeance; ns., 296. 
•oíogbÁiúneAc, /"., ruin; ns., 208. 

'oiolAim, I sell, exchange for; 
3, -oo x)ioL An nór--oAr An 
An mi-Li, he exchanged the rose 
colour for the unsightly hue, 74 ; 
I give away, 2, 194. 

•oiom-OAc, envious; ^ac bionn- 
fnuú 'oiom'óAc *oo tuAf at: 
teAnb-'pom, every sweet streair 
enviously extols this child OS 
envious at her nimbleness, 712. 

oiocnuAg,/., great grief, or cause 
of grief; cnéA-o nÁ 'oíocniiAg, 
*|c, what cause of grief is greater 
than, &c. (?), 397. 

'OÍocugA'ó, m., act of ruining cr 
destroying, destruction, ns. 2: 9, 

*oo-beinim, I give, etc. ; "Oia tx> 
cAb&inc, to swear by God, 904. 

•oocc, close pressing, ns., 254. 

'oó-fubAin^, difficult, ds., 183. 

•oo-gnim, I do, etc. ; ca*o -oo "óéAti- 
j?ait> An n-AOf ó^a ? what shall 
become of our young gene- 
ration ? 241 ; t>o x>énAr-AT) oróce 
cíojvóub ceo »01, it (the morning) 
would be converted into jet- 
black foggy night, 155. 

t)óib, f. } a daub, a plaster, gs ., 134. 

*ooig, a dart, shooting pain ; ^au 

T)Olg £AN '01ACA1|A, IOI2; 'OOlg 

^nÁró, the dart of love, 800. 
-oói§ .1. if t)óij, I suppose indeed ; 

-OÓ1J tiAc pnÁipie6c pAnÚAÍÁn, 

you may rest assured Parthalan 

is a good brazier ! 488 ; -oom 

'óóig, as I think, 355. 
-ooigeAX), m., burning the surface 

of a fallow field, 844. 
•ooilgeAr-, m., labour, hardship, as., 

-oóimiir\ beyond expression, ns.] 




x>oiteAnuA, unapproachable, its., 

"Oonn, a chief fairy; x>A|\ "Oumnín 
ip T)Ap T)onn, a form of asseve- 
ration, 901. 

x> onnóg, /, a brown fair maiden 
(of a harp), 456. 

x>j>p, m. y a bush, a bramble, gpl., 

x>peAc-§eAL, ra., one of fair com- 
plexion, gs., 405. 

•o.veAc-io-ÓAin, of pure counte- 
nance, ns., 427. 

•oneAc-ÚALLÁnAc, of becoming face 
or appearance (?), 468. 

x>peAp, /"., a place, a stand, a turn, 
apl., 405. 

x>péitn, /*., contention, emulation; 
a^ x)pémi, in emulation, 20. 

x>picLmn, f„ a sparkle. 

•opóÍAnn, /., the entrails, /zg\ the 
heart, ds., 281. 

x)UAibpeAc, sorrowful, ;«., 351. 

x>u&ipc-x)eApc, m., sl sad eye, ds., 

•óuAipceAf, w., anguish, sorrow 

-ouApcAp, gs. x>uApcAip as adj., 
'o'tnp-pi'ó'ouAfcAip, of a precious 
young wood (rea.d per h. xuiAp- 
CAip), 410. 

•ouAlAmg, f., suffering affliction, 
ns„ 380. 

•ouaLap (from x>u aL, a lock of hair), 
hair of the head ? g\s., Ap "oau a 
t>uaíaip, of the colour of her 
hair, 430. 

"ouaI-cap, of twisted locks of hair, 
gs. t 405. 

xniApriiAp, gift-bestowing, ns., 427. 

•on ax), m., trouble, anxiety, cause 
of trouble; xrnAc iia Lonn-lAoc, 

a cause of trouble or anxiety to 
the strong champions, 680. 
x>úbtÁib, f., act of doubling, ds., 

x>ub-beoL, m., a black mouth, npl., 

X)tiib-éAX)Ac, m., biack clothes, ds., 

xnnLeAÓ, pleasing, delightful, ns., 

"Oumnin, x>Ap "Otnnnin ip x>Áp 

"Oonn, a form of asseveration, 

•out, an element, a power,, 

con^nAtri nA nxnib n-nAcupAC, 

the help of the powers above 

(i,e. of God), 
xnil, m., death (lit. a going) ; t,éip 

x)óig mo xmb, through which 

my death is likely to be brought 

about, 792. 
xnip-bÁcAX) (the correct reading 

for x)úp-bpACAc of text in 159), 

overwhelming, drowning. 
x>uccAp, m., what is hereditary, gs. 

as adj., 30. 

eAÓpApnÁnAc, a courser (of a harp), 

éAx>pocu, plain, manifest ; x)ob 

■piAc éAX>pocc, it were a mere 

raven, obviously a raven, 730. 
éAg, I»., death, dpi. in singular 

sense, 1056. 
eAn^,/., land; «s., 305. 
éA)\Aim, I refuse, deny, 3, 119 ; 

vn., 376. 
éApLATÍi, m., a nobleman, 1045. 
eApp, m., end, conclusion ; cÁipmg 

eApp a hAinip uAiúe, the last of 

her joy departed from her, 




©Ar-CAjAA, /., an enemy, 970. 
éicLipf , obscurity, eclipse, ds., 324. 
eigeAifi, m„ a cry of pity, ns., 303, 
eigeAn, tn., rape, outrage, ns. , 299. 
éi^tieAc, plaintive, mournful: 50 

h., 1052, 1067. 
éitrnrn, I entreat, request, 640. 
éi|\eAntiAc, f., an Irishwoman (of 

a harp), 471. 
eiue,/., a wing, a quill, its., 186. 
eiueo^, f;, a winglet ; m'eiue eic- 

eoi^e, my tenderest winglet, 182. 

fÁ, prep., around, about ; fÁ a 
SUAiLmb, about her shoulders, 


r/Á, older form of bA, who was, 

r/ÁbAj\, in., favour; 50 rnbeAt> p 
'OÁ -pAgbÁib 'oóib, that favour 
would be shown them, 319. 

]?A-ó|\Aim, I temper,, 1002. 

f A'o-jxó'o-gLAtt, having a long road 
travelled or to travel, gpl., 962. 

pÁ^Aim, I leave, cause to be with- 
out: 'o'fÁ^ mo cpeAu^An neAjAC 
"jc, which caused my body to 
be without strength, 223 ; 'o'fÁj;- 
Aib 1 rnbnóti pót) La fUAigce, she 
left Fodhla locked up in grief, 

f Aice, m., a rag, a scrap (of paper) ; 
1 bpMce-p, in this scrap of 
paper, 623. 

pM'o-r-ciop m., great or continued 
wearisomeness, trouble or 
sorrow, gs., as adj. ; Aibit) fAro- 
fcir, a mourning garb, 390. 

j?Aipiéip, f., act of revealing, setting 
forth, 956. 

r/ÁL, m. t act of protecting, ds., 587. 

-pAiLg, f., an ornament,'., 828. 

v-aLa, a grudge, gs., 391. 
pÁoiLeÁ'ó, w., joy, satisfaction, gs., 

■peALlfAih, m., a philosopher, ns., 

r/eoiL, f., flesh, gs., ^aoLca /peoLA, 

blood relations, 147. 
1?eoLcAc, m., flesh meat, ds., 126. 
-peA]AAim, I pour out, multiply; 

1\ot)-feA|\, 723. 
peAjvÓA, manly, brave ; a pn 

■peA|\t)A, O brave man, 967. 
féACA (p aua), stout, brave, valiant, 

as., 1073. 
peigiin, I cherish (?) ; céiLe t)o 

ÍréijreAt) a piAin-cneAp 359. 
■péinn-gAf pAit), /"., abandof Fenians 

or warriors. 
■peiceAin, m , guard, protection, 

ns., 1061. 
péicLe, f., a protection, ns., 219. 
pAL, m., a hospitable man, vs., 

pAnntn'óe, m., a warrior, ns., 1010. 
pLLun, I return, cause to return, 

in pa.s., I am beaten, ^ 

45, I shrink in refusal (of the 

hand), 35. pf., 1607. 
pmu, the finishing, the end or 

point, finit; pmc pice, ds., 104. 
pnn-biLe, m., a fair scion, gs., 748. 
prm-geAL, f., a fair lady, ds., 684. 
ponnA, pale blue colour (?); ponriA 

aj\ An \\6y j\éiihe 10115A ip óf riA 

h interne, the nails and lips of 

the maiden make the proud rose 

pale (?) 
pomiAirn, I find out, discover; 

50 bponnfAin, until you find 

out, 882. 
porm-cjMAt), m., fair flesh (lit. 

clay, as., 406, 



fiorm-fteA-o, m,, a fair feast, gpl., 

pion-glAri, very pure, ns. f 347. 
porm-gnuA-o, m., a fair cheek, 397. 
jriojvgoncA, much wounded, ns. t 


pojAugAT), m., act of confirming or 
sanctioning, ns., 342. 

por, m., knowledge ; mAic pof 
jAgAm au u-AX)bA]\, well do I 
know the cause, 247. 

frireAc, m:, a seer, gs., 615. 

-jrobnaim, I am like happening, I 
nearly happen, I threaten ; T)'f:o- 
btnn olc t)on uncAn, mischief 
was near being committed by the 
dart, 989; vo fóbnA-6 pníoth- 
bou piArtAif," a dire injury to 
Pierce was near happening, 

■pó-o, m., a sod, land ; ceAnu An 
f ÓDAib, right or claim to lands, 

fcroÁn, «ti, land, territory; r/ÓT)Án 

riA bpomi, Ireland, ds., 563. 
■pogAT), to., act of attacking, 1074. 
yogAib-cAu, m., a depredating 

battle, ds., 142. 
jrogriAini, I profit by, am prosper- 
ous through, or by means of 

(cné), 338. 
yog n Airi, m. t the power of using 

the senses of the body, utility, 

efficiency, ds., 220. 
po^nAim, I proclaim, vn., 13, 327 ; 

I banish, vn., 252. 
póib (júib), a pronom. combin. 

with yA, on account of you, 60. 
yoiLigun, I hide, zs.imper., 761. 
j?ói|\, f. f help, relief, cure, ns., 215. 
-póinini, I relieve, aid ; nÁ -ptnbneAc 

j\e rriAiú x>Á bfóinúmu, while 

there is none to aid them by a 
good turn, 242 ; ^aíaja tiac -póin 
iuib nÁ 1iAi§, a disease that 
neither herb nor physician cures, 

■póinneAnr;, to., violence, 952. 

■póincmu, vn. of yoinirn, I relieve, 
succour, 242. 

j?oir-cine, /v, seriousness, com- 
posure, gravity, as., 109. 

fól<Miz; "(folAiii^), /., suffering, 
hardship, as., 233. 

fonti, weak, faint, gpl. (as subs.), 

yonn, to., land; j?omi £éiT>l/irne, 
fig., for Ireland, 291. 

yomiAc =3 y onti, a tune ? ha bfon- 
11 ac bj:r\ici|A? 456. 

t?ón, m. t protection, defence, or 
enlightenment, ds., 456. 

£óca = j?úúa, a rmub-beoib -póúA, 
their- black mouths undermost, 

■pnAif-fibim, I shed in showers (of 

the eyes), 3 spf., 76. 
-ppéA-m, /"., the root, the innermost 

marrow, apl., 364. 
f|Mc, was found, 1035. 
|"nicin, earnest, eager, intense, 

gpl., 486, 563. 
fUA-opAc, vigorous, active, ns., 249. 
•puAijce, sewn up, tied down ; 

yuAigce 1 mbnón, locked up in 

grief, 421. 
■puAifneAc, tumultuous; 50 jr., 

tumultuously, 420. 
-puAnAitn, I cool ; 3, a ceAf 

x)'f UAnAib, her (bodily) warmth 

has cooled. 
■puAn-cneA'p, in., cool body, as., 339. 
■puAjA-gtAn, pure and cold (of the 

knees), 399. 



-puAfAAf), m., cooling, growing coo), 
relaxing one's effort or enthu- 
fc siasm ; ^0 *óéAti oij\e&-o j\e pee 
5AI1 fUAjAAT), I will do as much 
(mourning) as twenty without 
cooling down, 393. 

ruAj\Airn, I grow cold, 3,; 
'o'fuAjAAi'b, 370. 

ruAnúA, refreshing (?), gpl., 408. 

fUAf cLa-6, m., redemption, ds., 360. 

ruAé, m., hatred, dislike, gs., 391. 

ruAcAirn, I hate, discourage, de- 
press,, 367. 

rtngle, words, speech, 556, 1033. 

yinl-ciú, /*., a shower of blood, ds., 


ruij\re, act of harrowing, 840. 

5AOÁ1I, /,, a beating, a trampling 
on (aja) ; ^AbÁit §AfVb ha 11-eAc- 
ujaau óijAtine, the harsh tramp- 
ling of the foreigners on us, 246. 

^AfAtiti, henbane; rml tuAp §Ia- 
cAr Ati ^AfAtin, honey springs 
forth as she handles the hen- 
bane, 722. 

5Ai*oim, I steal,, x> > §ait>, 
she stole. 

^Aiprn,/., a name, fame, as , 81. 

£Aif\c (^oipc), sour or fierce-look- 
ing ; cloc §ai]au, a sour or fierce - 

. looking stone; if cloc §aijau -oá 
b^éACAT) A1|\ 50 n-oéAtiA'ó CAllc 
-oon cloic-pn, and if she were 
to look at a savage rock, that 
rock would she turn to chalk, 
731-2; (cloc £ai|au =: a stone 
of the field ?). 

5Ai|AC-po|AC,m.; luce n^Aipc-popu 
u^tiAoi, race of the strong 
delightful mansions, 739 : see 


^aIIa, foreign = jaII-oa, 688. 

^All-beAu, /., a foreign woman, 
gpl., 700. 

gAj\, near ; ah béAl uac £Aj\ -oá 
giiAile a §lóp, the mouth whose 
voice is not near her shoulder, 
i.e. her neck is long, 814. 

^A]Ac-tfiAc, m., a renowned son or 
scion; vs., a gAi]\rMneic. 

5ÓA£, f., a branch, a scion, progeny 
(of a female), 736. 

geAifi-oi-oce, /., a winters night, 
»^-» 597; (SAm-A-OAi^ and ^em- 
AT>A15, a winter's night ; gs., ^etn 
Aroche Aidead Murchertaig Meic 
Erca, Ed. Stokes, Revue-Celti- 
que, XXÍH.-4). 

"5eA|AAlc-cA0i, m., a mourning for 
the Fitzgerald family, 16. 

^eAjAÁn, m.f a complaint, a com- 
plaining; seAjAÁn mAi^m-o, my 
heart's complaining, 245. 

£eAj\nA .1. ^eAjAjA, of short distance 
from (ó), 162. 

£éill (^éilleA'ó), m., act of yielding 
or submitting to, ns., 307. 

^eilc-ctnns, a binding promise; 
50 ri^eilc-cinn^ n^uf a, with a 
strong binding promise, 687. 

5eilc)\inm, fair and sedate (?) ; 
TDon rciiAiT) u^eiluiAtnm n^Al- 
lA-fo, to this fair and sedate 
foreign princess, 687 : see rcuAT). 

^éitneAun^c, sound-producing, 
screaming, ns., 472. 

^eimlur^A'ó, m.. act of imprisoning, 

5^1 r, /., a tribute, a gift, ns., 

gunrcir, m., a Lord Justice, 746. 
^Iac, /., grasp, authority, power 

as., £24. 



5Íaii-c]\íoc, /., a bright land, ds., 

5tAii--oÁii, m., a fair poem, gpl., 

51aii-Ú]\, pure and noble, us., 998. 
gléAf, m., device, manner, fashion, 

ns., 306. 
glé-eotAf, m., clear knowledge, 

gs-* 571. 
^ieo-brxuiT),/., the press of battle, 

ns., 197, ds., 141. 
gbeo-feAn, w., a fighting man, 

g-//.^ 14. 
gteo-ttl Ar\f , m. , Mars of the battles, 

ds., 80, 
Slom-rJAnbA, /., fair or bright 

Banbha, 755. 
SlonntfiAn, turbulent, noisy (?), 

ns., 13-). 
jbónAc, speechful, ns.. 322; tumul- 
tuous, 135. 
gtórx-goilim, I weep aloud, vn., 67. 
£tiAoi, pleasant, delightful, gpl., 


piíoir»-oi|\-óeinc, of noble deeds. 

^rnoiriÚAc, active, busy, ns., 

50, prep., with, 519. 

501171, anguish, trouble, ds. , ion. 

z;oine,/„ nearness, closeness ; niAic 
t)6 a §aoL '11 a 501 ne, it is well 
for him that he is nearly related 
to her, 741. 

gór-cA, m., a ghost, ns., 74. 

5j\aoi, adart(?); 5PA01 §j*Áv6, the 
dart of love, 805. 

5|\eim, m , a stitch, a sharp pain, 
npl., 322. 

5]AiAii-eob, m., a brilliant philoso- 
pher, vs., 173. 

5piAii§A, iff., a brilliant dart, a 
word for a hero, ds., 713. 

51\ior-, rash on the skin; aj\ Li 

. gf\íf A11 Ó15-L1L, of the colour of 

the blush of the young, 91. 

51\io|\Aim, I urge on, force away, 
hurry; zw., 5j\íor-Áit, 244. 

5|\OTóe, strong, stout; 50 5., 348. 

Sjuia-o, m., a cheek; a gfuiAi-ó úe, 
O thou of the warm cheek, 605 ; 
a g]\iiA-ó triAp §oil, thou of the 
brave countenance (r), 967. 

5UAir--beAj\u,/., enterprise, adven- 
ture, 411. 

5uaI-t>aú, m., jet black colour (coal 
colour), ds., 367. 

guin-cin, m., a little field ; gtnpcin 
bpAiiAi|A, a fallow field, 857. 

guf, m., strength ; gs., as adj., 687 
{see ^eilc-cum^). 

liAbAbAj\u, m,, a halbert, npl., 138. 

1A-ÓAX), m., an enclosure; r:Á ia'óa-ó 
UAige, within the confines of a 
grave, 414. 

1AÚ, m. y a land, a country; J \c>t 
lugtmie, ^. for Ireland, 288. 

it-JéA^AC (oil-gÓAfAC MS.), of 

many devices or accomplish- 
ments, 496. 

unfniomAc, careful, earnest, dili- 
gent, ns., 575. 

m£eAii, /., a maiden, gs., mgéme, 


inn (firm), we, 541. 

mneAbb, /., mien, deportment, as., 

inrcpim, /., an instrument, ns., 

ioT)bAir\U,/., offering sacrifice, ds., 

lomcArs a heavy load, a sufficient 

burthen, 729, 



lomnÁ'ó, m, t plenty, source of 
plenty, vs., 956. 

10m pott, erring, stray. 

ion&]% m., a cloak, a mantle; ds., 
1 n-ior»Af Aib ópÓA, with golden 
mantles, i65 (see Corrigenda). 

ion^A, /. hand, or foot, finger nail 
or hand nail; 10115A if óf via 
h interne, the nai s and lips of 
the maiden, 708. 

iontAf, m. (m & lAf, light), a 
candle, brilliancy, brightness, 
lustre; pionnfA 50 n-iontAf 
c'eotAif, the acuteness and bril- 
liancy of thy knowledge, 103; 
50 n-iontAf "OÁ n-ioiiicA|\ noniAC, 
being borne brightly before thee, 
144. (P. O'C. gives mntif, a 
candle, from in and tAf , light). 

lontfiAine, treasure, 529. 

iomfi Aoix>eAtri, m., a matter to pride 
one's self on, 693. 

tontfiAin, dear, beloved, ns., 434. 

lontfiAf, m., wealth, as., 93. 

lonnto-ó, Wr, act of polishing or 
washing (with gold), 484. 

loppAt), m., an article of raiment, 
etc., ns., 345, 432. 

ioc, /., corn, ds., 1414 ; cÁmr^ t)i 
5A11 10Ú A|\ úuAf-gonu, she is 
the cause why there is no corn 
in the tillage fields, 417. 

ír-eAt,low; óf if eAt, from below, 58 

tae, poet for tó ; z;ac tAe, every 

day, 236. 
tA£, m., a lake ; dpi., tA^A, 76. 
tÁnicjv&mi, m., the front pillar of 

a harp, as., 478. 
tAoi = tAe, 339. 
te, prep., with, during ; tern tó-f a, 

during my time, 234. 

teAbAi-ó, bed, place ; 1 I. ti& 
teoriiAti, in the place of the 
heroes, 27 . 

teAt>|AAim, I beat, smite ; A£ teA- 
•ojaa'ó tAoc rueAp, smiting nimble 
heroes, 1079. 

teAz;, m., a precious stone, gpl., 92. 

téAn, m., hurt ; f uai]\ An f éite 
téAn, hospitality was hurt, re- 
ceived a wound, 235. 

teAf-cftije, /., the way of pros- 
perity, success, ds., 652. 

téigeAun-triAc, m., a scholar, gpl., 

téipm, I leave; with te & pron. 
(used absolutely) to express leave 
bare ; nÁ téij teif x>o b]\Á§Ai-o 
bÁn, do not expose or leave bare 
your white throat, 76 . 

teiúneAc, m., a band, a fetter, apl., 


teotfiAntAcr;,y., bravery, ns., 85. 

teonAitn, I hurt, wound ; cÁ An 
•oAonttAcc ^ac tAe t>Á teonA-ó, 
humanity or mercy is being 
wounded every day, 236 (in 
previous line we have téAti). 

tiAc, bad news ? Wc tuAin, 
destructive and evil tidings: cf. 
tuAin-eneAC teAnb (O'Rahily) ; 
Cfe^vo if ciAtt "oon tiAc tuAm 
f eo, what does this dire news 
mean, 7 (see 197). 

tibpé, uniform, livery, ds., 150. 

tip™, I whet, sharpen, 3, 

tiogAitn, 11 Áp tíogA'ó acc óf ifeAt 

beo of Aib, 58. 
tiom-teAc, insincere, saying now 

one thing, now another, 944. 
tíon-túc, m., great vigour, ns., 19. 
tógrhAf , bright, valuable, gpl.. 92. 



Lomn,/., joy; gs.,571. 

L01 nne, /., strength ; ns., 85. 

tó, for Laq, 326. 

Lonn,/., conflict; LÁtn cnuATo um 
Lomn LArmAp, strong hand in 
the blazing conflict, 1005. 

Lonn, strong, ns., 190. 

Lotm-Laoc, m., a strong warrior, 

Lu at>, m., mention, account, tidings, 
ds., ^An Lua-o, 284. 

Luahi (see Liac). 

LuAm-cneAc, m., great plunder or 
destruction, ms., 197, 402. 

luAice,/., joy, delight (?) : cf. Luc- 
gÁip (the obvious meaning quick- 
ness, speed, will not suit the 
context quite so well). 

luce, m,, people, race. 

túi'oín, m., an insignificant fellow, 

Linrme, a filling up; cé Leon a 
Lmnne -oe, however much it (or 
he) is filled with it (i.e. with 
music, 508. 

Lú nt)Ai n-beAn, /., a London woman, 

niAig[\e, m., a salmon ; fig., a fair 
lady, ns., 409: cf. mAigpe mnÁ, 
mAigpe buiACALLA, -jc. 

mALApctngnn, I exchange for, turn 
into, 2, 19 , I am changed 
into (a|\) ; T)o m&LAncm§ a 
•oneac ^eAL An §u&L-t>aú, her 
bright countenance was changed 
to a coal-black hue, 71. 

mAnnAin, m., act of unfurling, 140. 

mAoié,/., anguish, sorrow, trouble, 
ns., 205, gs., 225. 

mAoiú-beAn, f., a tender woman, 
ns., 61. 

niAoiccAr, m., languor, weakness, 

ns., 21. 
mAoL-jLún,/., a round knee, nom. 

dual, 99. 
niAoúLonn, bpeArcAc mAOulo nn 

nA gcLeAr gconn, 479. 
111 Aoúug at), m. ,a moistening, ds., 44. 
in&pb«yó, w., death; mApoAT) 

eogAm, the death of Eoghan, 


mApbcwc, fatal, ns., 384. 

niAnúAnnAc, enduring, ns., 384. 

mA]\uróe, m., a sailor, a seaman, 
ns., 977. 

meAng, /., deceit, ds. (or //.), 
meAn^A, 55. 

meAn-f-mL, (?) ni mAomeAtn 50 
niéro meAn-fmL, 453. 

méic-mAnc, m., a fat beef, gs., 
1 1 10. 

mi -Li, m., a pale unsightly colour, 

mine, /"., gentleness, ns., 87. 

míoLLACu (mionLAcc), j., mild- 
ness, «s., 87. 

mion-bnúigm, I crush, break, 
grind,, 244. 

mionn ruL, m., a precious jewel ; 
«5., 193. 

mirci-oe, compar. of oLc, nion tiiir- 
cvoe a móp-óAcc, it did not ill- 
become his greatness, 84. 

moceAn (lit. my affection), a term 
of greeting; moceAn -onic, suc- 
cess attend you ; mo ceon t)'aL- 
cpom ah oinbeinu, 433. 

moLAp-OAc, some accoutrement of 
battle; x>o m. foLAmAc if c'óin- 
rpmn, ns., 143. 

móp, many, used with its., móp pLe, 
many a poet, 45 ; mó|\ |?ÁpAipe, 
many a strong man, 49, etc. 



mójvtojAAu, m 

rnójvceAf, m. : 
rnójA-got, m., 
mó]A-fcot, m. 
muA-o, good, 
super, ipmu 


rnufCAOT), w., 

,, a large mantle, /js., 

great grief, 
loud weeping. 
, loud crying, 188. 

noble, soft, tender ; 
Aix>e niAni, of noblest 

of brightest colour, 

a musket, npl., 137. 

tiAotri-go|AC ntJAX)Aiu, the holy plain 
of Nuadhat, a name for Ireland, 

nÁ|\, modest, vs., 585. 

haúajvóa, venomous, spleenful, ns., 

néAtriAnti, m. y a precious gem, ns., 


neitri-cion, m., scorn, ns , 301. 

neAtri-eAfCAOin, mild, 984. 

neAirigA, /., a nymph, a muse. 

tieAtfi-riÁ|A, m., what is to one's 

TliAin, a name for a beauty; Ati 
niAih tiuA-6 yo, this modern or 
second Niamh, 377. 

riópriA|\, choice, beautiful, ws., 

nuAf), new, lately arrived; gpl., 
tiA n^AtX yo tiuAX), poet, for ha 
it^aIL nuAt) fo (the transposi- 
tion is not permissible in prose), 

r>uAX)-c|\oÚA6, youthful, fresh, 

nuA-o-jviocc, m., fresh appearance, 
ns., 357. 

05ÁH, m., a youth, gpl., 357. 
05-c jAtiú, m., youthful appearance, 
as., 77. 

Ó5-6 11 1\, m., a youthful burial, 715., 54. 

ó^-'ótit, 77í., youthful death, ds., 

ó^fCAÚ (ó^rcAc), w., a young scion 
or prince, gs., ó^r- caú, 32. 

oigix>, act of killing or destroying ; 
^jaáx) 'oom oigi-o 'f ■oorn A'ónA'ó, 
love destroying and consuming 

015-L1L, m., a young lily, gs. f 91. 

01L, /., reproach, infamy, scandal ; 
^An 01Í, 719. 

oil-toéirn, /., a reproach, offence ; 
^ATi oiVbéim eolAif , with know- 
ledge above reproach, 145. 

óijvceÁjvo, m., a goldsmith. 

oijA-ion^AncA^, m., a great wonder, 
its., 462 

óipneA'ó, m., act of putting in 
authority ; Ú115 fÁ •oeAjAA 1 n-Ajv 
ruAib u'óij\neAf), it was the cause 
of your being advanced to a 
command in the army, 82. 

ói|\rine = oj\Airm-ne; ^AbÁit^Apb 
tiA n-cAcrpAtin cnprme, the 
rough usage given us by the 
foreigners, 245. 

oi]A-omeAc, m. , true generosity, gs. , 

oi|vppof\, m., a golden spur, 77//., 

oir\ceoi|\, m., a composer or reciter 
of poems (o|\ca, a charm in 
verse), 565. 

olXA-mcAcc, /., the gift of poetry, 

oULgAoc, very prudent ? ns., 679. 

ornj\'-p otc, m., amber locks, gs. (as 
adj.), 61. 

otiAcú = oncú, a wolf, leopard, 
etc.; Aj\ onAcoin ói^p|\, on a 
stalwart youth, 142. 



on^cA, adorned, anointed, neat, 

ns., 717. 
opACAitl, /., fetters, a yoke ; 'p aii 

opACAiVl, yolked, 148. 
opcpA, m., grief, sorrow; ns., 373. 
ófvo, m., the clergy, dpi., 301 ; npl., 

ór\"OA, 238. 
ó]A-'OAÚ J m.y golden colour, ds., 151. 
óp*oeip, m., order, regular array, 

ds., 147. 
óp-poLu, m., golden hair, g\s., 738. 
ópcóip, m.y one who composes 

poems, etc., 1099: see oipceoip. 
of, the mouth, the lips (Lat. os) ; 

10115A if óp na 1mijéiiie, the nails 

and the lips of the maiden, 708 ; 

pox>-peAp a hop aja "ópip 'f aj\ 

-opAi^eAn, it would multiply her 

lips on brier and thorn, 724. 
ocn^f, m., sickness, distemper; 

in hocpAp UAi]\e, is not merely 

the distemper of an hour .1, is a 

long disease, 382. 

pAlm, /., a palm, ds., 412, 
piounpA, m., skill, dexterity, cun- 
ning ; pnonnpA c'eolinp, the 
acumen of thy k -owledge, as., 

ptó-gtnL? A]A AtupOIIIAÍUIT) peA]A- 

fA-rn tiÁp pló-ginl, 88. 
póip-'óeApc, in., kindly eye (lit. 

family eye), ds., 176. 
póppup, nu, purple, ds.. 100. 
pópcA, married, closely united (of 

the fingers and writing quill), 

ppíoiii-ÁL, m., the chief brood, the 

chief race or stock, ns., 244. 

pÁib, /., a scion, a youth, 509. 
pAic-péimeAc, fortunate, happy, 

|\AfAc, hardy, bold, 511. 

ye, prep., with, etc. ; uaca pe 
coriilArm, a support in battle, 
268 ; pern tó, during my time, 
220; pÍAiú pe piop, a skilled 
chief, 539. 

péAÍ, m., sixpence (the Spanish 
real), as., 332. 

peAiiic\p-p till, /., a plump eye, dat, 
dual, 398. 

péi-óueAÓ, m., poetical or prosodi- 
cal concord ; peAp cotiiAtj-ctin 
50 conrmeAp 'p An péiT>teAC, 
one who could arrange a comhad 
neatly in concord, 1104. 

péniie penile), f., pride, haughti- 
ness; ah yóy pénrie, the proud 

p'mueAc (péi-óceAc), agreement, 
terms of peace, 279. 

pig-beAii, /., an excellent woman, 
11s. , 65. 

pi-bpiAii, m., Royal Brian, gs., 406. 

|\ige, m., the arm from elbow to 
wrist, as., 97. 

pig-pe^p, m., an excellent man, 
gpl., 22. 

pijm, slow, deliberate (of the eye) : 
cf. in aLL- pope. 

piocc, m., extremity, predicament, 
ds., 672. 

píotÚAim, 1 describe; vn., pioiii, 

pó-cion, m., high esteem; pÁ p., 

in high esteem, 262. 
pó-clAoró, act of entirely ruining ; 

aca peAtii-po-cLAoiT) (infixed 

won. form), who is entirely 

ruining me, 783. 
pó-ctnpitn, I put well, etc.; peAp 

nA 5c ac "oo pó-cup, the man 

who could fight battles well, 251. 



|\ó--f At)A, very long, «5., 328. 

pó-fA'o'-fo'Lu, m., very long locks 
of hair, ds., 96, 

fvó-ceAf, m., great sorrow, ds., 193. 

■pó-clAOix)iin, I greatly destroy or 
defeat ; a beAn auá -[AeAin-|\ó- 
cIaoi'ó, O woman who art com- 
pletely destroying me, 783. 

]AÓ-niAUA, very violent, ns., 980. 

-ponn-gAfUA, skilled in verse, ns., 


jAÓnnuA, sea calves, seals; ]AÓnnuA 
A|\ An br/ogAiL-cAú bfónf ac, the 
arms of the Knight of Kerry 
(prob. as a soldier). 

jAÓf-'OAú, m.y rose-colour, ns., 73. 

ntiAgtriA|\, given to routing or pur- 
suing in battle, gs., 406. 

|AUAim-ipoLu, m.,red hair, gs., 394. 

■ptiAinne, m., a portion, a particle, 
ns., 96. 

pún, m., plan, resolution, ns., 277. 

f\ún-t)nonnuAc, gift bestowing, ns., 
4 j 2. 

-pA-OAil, prosperous; 50 r., 274. 

-pAlTn-céAT)LAc, psalm-chanting, 

^Atm-fío^, continually psalm- 
singing, ds., 736. 

fAÍuAi]A, a psalter, gpl., 736, 

fAob-lncu, m., a false or foolish 
set or tribe, ds., 304- 

r Aob-ruÁi*o, /., a wild or strange 
manner, ds., 387. 

r-Aogtnn, noble, generous, ns., 
1 1 20. 

r-AoileAc, thin, pale, compar., 74. 

fAoiv-clAun'OA, of noble stgck, ns. } 

r*ofc, m., pain, torment, **., j,^ 

rAoúAitn, I pain;„ |K>m- 

f-AOU, 2l8. 

rÁr ca, contented, happy, «£/., 314. 

rbonArm, I chase away, dis- 
miss, remove from (t)o), 3 s.cond., 

r-cAtinnAim (rcAiinntngun), I put 
to rout; 3s.pfps., fCAntifUvo, 


-pcAoiteA'ó, s.ftt., the act of spread- 
ing, scattering, diffusing; ns., 
r. ah rceoit. the spreading of 
the news, 225. 

-peADACAiriAib, hawk-like (of the 
eyes), dat. dnal, 398. 

r-eAC, in phr. rÁ feAc, ctiAf\ rÁ 
ff>Ac, the bards neglected, laid 
aside (?). 

r-eAT>A, long, graceful (of the hand), 

SeAnAiT>-beAii, the banshee of 
Shanaid, the chief stronghold of 
the Earls of Desmond, ds., 16. 

reAri£, graceful, slender, ns., 745. 

r-eAn^-borm, m., a graceful, slender 
foot-sole, 811. 

reoro, /., a jewel, gs. (as adj.), 109. 

reArcAin, warm, comfortable ; 50 

r-> 2 74- 

réir-bionn, of sweet melody, 492. 

reir e, /., delight (?) ; vs., 59 t. 

reobuA, beAti reotuA, a woman 
just after the pains of labour, 
that is in the weakest state, 223. 

reotuA, nimble, spruce, npl, 314. 

-peomyvAc, abounding in apart- 
ments ; 50 r ., 274, 

rite, look, gaze ; rite t>o f ú't 4 M^n, 
the look of thy piercing eyes, 

rU im, I conceive, plan, think, ».£/., 
340, 1 abs&'Vfc, 1 ft c ?*#y 77» 



fitue, dropped, deposited; ptue 

'fAti utiAtriA, deposited in the 

tomb, 700. 
pn = í fin, she, 715. 
y 1 tire An, m., the elder (as opposed 

to the younger), gs., 293. 
riorui§AT),m., perpetuation, 7/5., 341. 
pofCA, m. t a drying up or wither- 
ing, ns., 203. 
fLÁri, m., hail (a term of salutation), 

fLeAtrmÁttACjW., a polished article 

(of a harp), 464. 
rméi'oim, I wink (the eye) ; x>o 

rméi'OtreA'ó a 'oeAnc, 914. 
rrninu, /., dust, ds., 156. 
-pnnA'ó-gLAf, of bright colour (of 

the eyes), 364, 398. 
rÓAirn, I return; j;ac 1Á *ooiUbce 

iiac ro r m, every gloomy day in 

which she does not return or 

come, 715. 
•po-ge&luA, easily whitened, fair 

(of the skin), ns., 559. 
foileAc, /., the willow (?), as., 

roiteAc rhAjVb, 120. 
romeAnn'OA, cheerful, ns., 409. 
•poitVbeAr, m., sympathy, good 

feeling, as., 107. 
roinúeAtin, /., serenity, agreeable- 

ness. as., 131. 
rórpeAtA, 711., the younger (as 

opposed to the elder), gs., 297. 
f oIaitiac, a., active, nimble, ready, 

ns., 143. 
•pol/Af-geni, in., bright offspring, 

ds., 415. 
fonncAcc,/., mirth, ns., 25. 
rp*f, w.| a space of time, a limit ; 

US., fUAin ATI CÁljVOeA^ fpÁf A 

•óócAin, friendship had a long 
enough turn, 329. 

rnóilt-ctntu, /., a satin coverlet, 
gs., 42. 

riAóUUtnib, a satin-black, g-s. (as 
adj., 59. 

r ]aóiiac, nasal, satirical ; 50 j\, 276 

fCAi[\igeAcu, /. historical or liter- 
ary talent, as., 102. 

fCA|\Ait>c, m., a historian, ns., 978. 

rcéA-ottiAn, belong to a steed, 
equestrian; 1 115111 oiiiiA&ibrtéA'o- 
iiiA|\, in equestrian feats, 1094. 

rcitnn, m., a rudder; r. ÁnúAig, 
ship's rudder, 182. 

rcócAó, m., a tall pole, the mast 
of a ship, vs., 623. 

fcuAix), a prop, an arch, a pillar, 
met. a princess, 687. 

r tiAir)-ceA]Ac, wakeful (?), ds., 387. 

ruAicniT), illustrious, ds., 415. 

-puAn-ftAAb, m., a quiet current, 
g£Z., 409. 

rúg-éonp, juicy body or flesh ; 
Luce rúg-cotvp tlAucr:onc, 
Sur/olc ir Suj\aoi, 739. 

-pu^tAAT), 7ii., pastime, ns., 280. 

r tnT>eAc-, /., act of shaping, plan- 
ning, 481. 

fintAge/., wooing, courting, coquet- 
ting, ds., 555. 

cAbAnúAc, bestowing, ns., 1106. 

caca, m., a prop, a support ; u. ne 
cotriLAtin, a prop or stay in 
battle, 268. 

cA^nAim, I argue, defend,, 
240 ; I refer to, allude to, bring 
in as an illustration, 438. 

cÁitii£, there resulted; cÁim^ »01 
5A11 10c An úiiAtA-jonu, it resulted 
from her (.1. from her death) 
that corn did not grow in corn- 
fields, 417. 



CAipsim, I offer; $, -oo caijw 

5 eAf, 749- 
c'i]Amgim, I depart, go -away, 

3 *./>/., 363. 

CAi]-ceAt, m., resort ; a c&ir Cib 
bjronn bpvo-nó'o-gbAn, thou re- 
sort of the faint who have a long 
road to travel, or travelled feÍAr. 
is ornamental), 962. 

cAoto, m, or /., a side, etc. ; nÁ 
cADAip cAob nif tiA rnnÁib, do 
not trust women, 941. 

CAob-f ua|\, having cold sides, ns., 

CAotJAc, stubborn, inconstant; nion 

CACOAC T>0 T)A01inACC T)0 clO-fA, 

your character was not averse 
(.1. was well disposed) to cle- 
mency, 121. 

•cÁ|\ctiigim, I defend, protect, help 
on,, 367; cÁf\útii§eAT> 
a beon, her misfortune was 

ceArm, full, stout, strong, ns., 

ceArm, m., tho strong element; c. 

nA n^Abb, the strong ones of the 

foreigners, 252. 
ceApc, scarce, needy, 517. 
ceAjvmA, m. t a term, a period, ns., 


céA^vnA'ó, m., recovery, ds., 321. 

ceAf ca, died ; cÁn ceAf ca ah ué 
pn? where did he die? 1044: 
cf. i'fm b"LiA , ÓAin cé'onA ceApoA 
O RAigib ,15 (quoted in O'R.) 

cei*ótn, = cAo-ótn, a disease, a fit, 

céirn, a theme, a subject to write 
on, (h. t 169. 

rc;-goiv f /., severe wounding, ns., 

cim, weak, spiritless; Af\ cui)\ir- 
urni, all whom you rendered 
powerless, 781. 

citrmibe, ruinous, destructive ; 
nocAjA UAom uinroibe t>i ^Aob An 
firm-bite irmce, to be a relative 
to the fair-champion is no ruin- 
ous disaster to her, .1. it is a great 
glory to her. 

-lotrmtngittt, I leave by will; 2, 
ciomntnr 1 , 93. 

ciotinbAicim, I direct, lead, 743. 

cionnfcA-oAb, m. f labour, work, 
undertaking; uéptiA cneAblint) 
cionnfcA-OAib, the fatigue of 
labour vanished, 598. 

ui|Am-únoi§, /., a dry foot, 400. 

cbAcc, m., dress, garment, ns., 365. 

cnuiceAc, envious (with be), us., 

uobAc mo cnéAn cobAig, 529. 

uóbAcc, m., riches, affluence, d~. t 

uoice, /., wealth, means; ^An uÁb- 
acc uoice, without substantial 
means, 65$. 

cóicim (uoicin; = coicim °), f., 
going, setting out, gs., cóicitn, 

coin, f., pursuit, gs., uóine; 
fcíc uóine, rest from pursuit, 

cóiftrnrn (ctnprii§i .^), I spring 

'rom, 2, coiprnf, 22. 
cói|\nnn (cúinmm), I descend, 

come down, 3 s.,, was 

pulled down, 285. 
cóij\fe, = cwjxfe, m., sorrow; gs. t 

A-óriAó coi^/pe, a kindling of 

sorrow, 226. 
coinyeAc (cmnr-eAc), sad, dejected ; 

50 u., 287. 



eótf\figi:r! (cnppi^ in), I trouble, 
grieve, 3 , i»orn-úó*ttf ig, 

cotfíAif iin, I guess, suspect, 1 s.^/*., 

uómAf, Js. ; 'n-A roniAf , for their 
sake, 1^6. The word uómAf is 
used thus: biA-ó 'oo lieiú tiVL&th 
1 •ouótriAf SeAgÁm, to food 
ready for John ; ro úórnAr- -pern, 
for yourself specially. 

cójaa (from coin), pursuing bands, 

co]AcAin, it fell, was lost, 1003. 

cóf\mAc, m., act of bringing forth, 
'•bursting into birth," 309; par- 
turition, 12, 

cónrA, above or beyond them ; 
•ouL c'Acr/tnnnecónr-A, the supe- 
riority of thy strength over theirs, 
51 ; beyond them, 1 17. 

cófgum, began ; cé í An thA/oeAn 

n eAcunA cór^tnri, though it 

was in the morning that the 

proceedings began, 161 ; -oo 

uofgmti, it began, 35. 

córcAb, m., envy; \>o i., envy of 
ycu? 218. 

croocA'ó, m., exhaustion, ruin ; mo 
t. úú, thou art the cause of my 
ruin, 1, 216. 

rpAocAnn, I destroy, exhaust ; 
3, r\o.y.-únAoc, 219. 

cnÁr ca, 11AC 'oóig 50 -ornAr ca -pÁr 
mo boinbe 1 mAOtn, 654. 

uneAbU-no, /., trouble, us., -98. 

cneigi*o,/., a distemper, a calamity, 
gs., 228. 

cneigiT)im, I disable, cripple, 
destroy, 3 5 cond., 250 

cném-feAp, tn, f a hero, 11s, , 
2 5 8, 

cné c-La^, weak, exhausted ; 50 u., 

cneoin = cnéin, 11 a uneom pn, 

these heroes. 269. 
uneoj\Ac, strong, valiant, ns., 

C]\iiAg, /., compassion, mourning; 

reAc tiA ú|\iiAiJe, the house of 

mourning, 389. 
nnuAiltim, I disfigure, soil, be- 
grime,, 365. 
utiAiirme*Nc — r/UAimrieAc(?) with 

loud voice, 386. 
cu^incurj, I beat, strike down,, 369. 
cti..i|\im, /., nearness to; 'ha cuai- 

nim, near her, close up to her, 

upon her; úÁim^ c|\ei§i*o ir 

ceróm 'ti-A ctiAijnm, calamity 

and disease have come upon her, 

uuAlAin^, /., patience, endurance; 

c?s., 366. 
ctiA|\-go|\c, m , a cornfield, ds., 

luIac, /., a hill; uuLac UuacaiI, 

Tuathal's Hill, a name for Ireland, 


utntteAT), w., an addition; ds.,1 'ou. 
'oócAir-, into further hope, 318. 

c 111 re Ail, act of bringing forth, 
delivering ; a^ cúifeAil >oún- 
bA-oA-o a 'óeonA, giving forth the 
overwhelming flow of his tears, 
159 (see Corrigenda). 

ctn^le, /., a fall, ns., 366. 

UAiU/itn, I cry out, entreat,, 


viAim, /., union, confederacy, ds. t 

u^m-geAl, white as foam, 397. 



UAip, /., hour, time; iaj\ n-tuMp, 

at length, 9G8. 
n<Mf ce {n&Yiprtp., upon), upon her, 

UAtnnAó, dreadful, terrible, un- 

sighily to behold, an epithet of 

éibij\-goj\u, a name for Ireland, 

ti au, ;«., froth, foam, gs., 90. 
u§&itn, /., a yoke; yA ugAitn, in 

slavery, 290. 
uicu-§éirmieAC, m., heart groan, 

gs., 660. 

inf>, s.m., heed, care, attention 
ns , 9 ; ds., 996. 

in^ce, jewelled (one MS. has 
tmigúe), 461. 

inn^-urxUATOe, pi., prayers belong- 
ing to Orders, or the Church, 

tnrve, f., freshness, vigour, ns.,212. 

tnn-'p'ó, m., a young wood, ds.^io. 

uif, obedient, humble, 122. 

lamA, 111. , copper, brass, 631 ; ■no- 
^ní a -pobc ón "o'uiriA, her hair 
converts brass into gold, 701. 


Line 15, for n^bearm read ti$l/imi. 
t , 36, Vi/vmiri is better than liAtu\in. 
„ 110, for a n'oÁn read ah t)Áii 
,, 148, for com-cmp read cjaóCaija. 
„ 159, read a 5 cúifeÁiL •oiíjA-'bÁ'úA'ú a •óeójAA. 
M 266, for n-eAfVAib read n-iotiAj\<vib. 
„ 186, for beine read beice. 

„ 188, for AiLle read AilXfe ; for Aippg read Aipp'ó. 
„ 192, read mo rrnorm-ftib. 
„ 38", MS. has e over o for éi|AeAiin of text, but it seems clear 

that the gen. case is intended. 
„ 420, £An pjaipieairi prob. for 50 jruaipieAft. 


(M, denotes the MSS. among the Murphy MSS. containing the 
poem. M. 95 denotes Volume 95 of the Murphy MSS., Maynooth. 
E. 16 denotes 23 B. 16 of the R. I. A., &c.) 

Line 13. — An Áme is the reading of the MSS for Cntnc Áme* 
15. — 1 ngiitin, M. 95. 16. — coiriAfvrA for com^A^, M. 95. 18. — -oo 
con'igAif, M. 95. 35. — a-o corgtnn for -oo coj-cum, M. 95. 
36. — bjAéroeAc, M. 95. 38. — cmpeA-ó for cine, M. 95. 40 — no 
c-éAg-f a for hi hé, M 95. 42. — cig 'oo -oeAinpn ah Airlni^, M. 95. 
56. — In M. 95 the word is either ViAinm or 1iaiiaiii, but most probably 
1iaiiahi. 64. — An for aj;, M. 95. 71. — c'AnnfAcu for AiinfACc. 
74. — fAoile for f AOibi£e, M..95. 94. — linnce.M. 95. 103. — neolmr 
for c'eobinr, M. 95, M. 7. 110. — :>n -oÁn for a woÁn is the true 
reading. 125. — M. 95 omits 50. 125. — 1 bpacAib for 1 bpioncAib, 
M. 95. 137. — a rnufCAO-oA, M. 95. 148. — cnócAin for com-ctii|-\, 
M. 95. 149.— céA-o ^eAp. M. 95, M. 7. 159.— -oúix-bÁcA-ó, M. 95. 
162.— 56 for £up,M. 95, M. 7. 166.— oir-eAnAc, M. 95. 167.— -oú|v 
bÁÚAX), M. 95. 168,— -oe ac nuvó, M. 95. 169.— Theam (=Them3) 
for úértii, M. 95. 172. — Homer for Óibm, M. 95. 185. — neAriiAinn, 
M. 95. 186. — beice is the true reading. 188. — mo -óoaja Aibbe 
iriAipri'ó ihó]ACAb, M. 95. 192. — irnonn rúl is the true reading. 
204.— ciicat), M. 95, M. 7. 206.— Aix>bre, M. 95, Aibbre, M. 7, for 
aUI^a. 350. — fAOitce-. M. 2. 355. — bii<M-ó[\iocc for buAii-b|\Ar. 
M. 2. 369. — -oéo|\<vo, M. 2, uuAinccAp, M. 2. 377. — niAin-iuuvó-ro, 
M. 2. 378.— au eibi|v£tiirvc, M. 2. 379.— bÁir for bAir, M. 2. 
bf\Aic for bfAAú, M. 2. 386. — ciimiom (^cAoi-óeAm), M. 2. Lines 
386 and 387 are transposed in M. 2. 541-5. — these lines are obscure 
and corrupt. 550. — An £15111. N. 12. 570. — ihocoah a 'óei^-eolAig, 
M. 596. — this line is corrupt. 611. — this line stands thus in M. : 
A gnuir fénii a potvfÍAiú ftnbc. 616. — aii-oói§ in R.I. A. M. gives 
•oeigib for 'óeig f i.pb. 706. — coinn--óeAnc, M. 707. — cug r-ionriA are 
the first words in M. 718. — R.I. A. reads: ah aoh tiAin hia|\ a mbi 
ah bLiAX)Aiii. 719. — |\ún ciAbboA, M. 731 — for ójv-ptnbc M. has 
nonfebc. 724. — yiv.1 §Abbo a 51110111 ^Ac-oeAboA is given in G. 20, 
(the words being treated as compound adjectives), in M. we read: 
rmb ^AOi-óeAb be $AbboA if 51110111 ^AomeAbuA, which is corrupt. 
739. — ii5tnjAU-po|\u, G. 30. 752. — this line is a syllable short. 
816. — MS. An iieAiii polc^r- Áibne ah óin. 870. — the two last words 
o£ this iine are not given in MS. 887. — MS. : A5 cpeArcAinc b&oc 
iu\ bA'iin Aguf míncneir. 885-8. —This stanza stands thus in MS. : — 

"O'éAbmg Tl!Aiii riuA'ó-cnucAC 

"Oo 'ójuimi HAijAe ó cAibc TTIac Uneon bA cjxeAii 
A5 cneAfCAi|\c bAOc riA b&nr, A^up niín-cneAr 

t)A CA01Ú é 'ah Uig ne'p buA'ÓA'ó éi|\e. 

953-6.— These lines are in syllabic metre, with the ^eobA-ó and 
coiriA-o in one line ; the separation is marked by caps. 1019. — for 
^uib-i'e perh. read ^oibL-^o. 


The priest mentioned as being hanged at Killarney with 
Pierce Ferriter, Fr. Tadhg Moriarty, had been prior of 
Tralee Convent in 1651. According to Fr. O'Daly 
(Fr. Dominick of the Eosary), the date of his execution 
was October 15th, 1653. Fr. O'Daly, writing in 1G55, 
two years afterwards, says that " even till now his body 
is guarded by the Protestant soldiers, lest it should be 
removed from the tomb/' Fr. O'Heyne tells us that he 
was definitor of a provincial chapter held in Kilkenny in 
1643, and, speaking of his execution says, u from the top 
of the ladder he exhorted the faithful with sweet and 
stirring words to persevere in the true faith," and the 
Protestants themselves admired his patience and cheerful- 
ness in the face of death, saying that if ever a papist were 
a martyr, he, indeed, must be deemed a great one." 
Neither Fr. Heyne nor Fr. O'Daly, however, gives us 
any account of Ferriter's last moments. See " O'Heyne's 
Irish Dominicans," edited by Fr. Coleman, p. Ill, and 
Appendix, p. 67. 

A poem on a Kerry harper, in D r in diredch, aacriued to 
Ferriter, is given in a Maynooth MS., but was discovered 
too late for insertion in this edition. 

In an interesting review of "CiUl Áifmc," which 
recently appeared in the Gael, the writer asserts that 
Ferriter did not come to Boss on a promise of safe 
conduct, but was betrayed and seized, and brought a 
prisoner. The author of the MS. history of Kerry, who 
wrote about 1750, ought, however, to be considered a fair 
authority on the other side. Perhaps the writer in the 
Gael, who is, I understand, a name-sake and relative 
of the poet, would further enlighten us on the question. 


Ther^. is a poem addressed to Ferriter by a poet of the 
CÁmue family, which begins: 

£Áitce *óíb -con cí]\ Hi Sínt,teAbÁip 
pÁilue r>íb 50 porm-bpog 'óúm tia mOÁpc 
|TAitue rrib 50 bAO 'tt-Ai^ úúi|\Ling x^nti 
pÁitce t>íb ó cjAOióe, a gntnr ^An uaij\. 

The piece is evidently a welcome to the poet to the district 
of Beara ^Murphy MS. IV.) 

Another scrap is ascribed to Ferriter himself. Here 
it is - 

pAT)A A-p gcomcpom ó céite, 

Wife 1|- mo céite cuniAinn. 
flli^e 50 troío^iwM^ 111 mpe 
\y 5A10 í 50 ]^oiUbi|A UTiu\ni. 

J>o -ornéi^^eAT) tinre A]\ f Arob|\e^|% 

Tlfl am acc Ainbpo-p céiite, 
1^ nÁ cnóigprm-'pe mo bean cmnAirm 

1]' a ceAcc cút-&m 'n-A téme. 

Aice iy uóXac eAt)t:t\om, 

A j^eAjAC iy r,]\e^r\ q\oin o]\m ; , 
1]" 11Á T)éAn]?AT) fé 501m -oom jalap, 

O céite 1]^ v:a"oa a]\ gcomcjAom. 

(Murphy MSS. II.) 


Preface --.... iii. 

piAnAr £einiuéin - «. - «. v. 

Metric --.*,.- xix. 

The Manuscripts --*«,. xxiv. 

"OÁncA piA|\Air yeif\iuéi|\— 

I,- -ttlo úuaoca'ó if tnn f aoú netn Ló cú «. i 

II, — "Oo-óuaIa fce^L "oo óéAr A|A tó mé - g 

III.-~10trmA lOIAjAA'Ó A£ UtllAlg TUACAll «> I4 

IV. — TTIoceAn -o'ALuj\om An oipbemc « 17 

V — ní rriAiú UAigneAr- -oon Anr-A - - 21 

VI. — 1ommiir u'Air-eAj;, a eoj&m - - «22 

VII.— rtlÁ'r" é An LeoriiAn cno-ÓA ^Ae'óeA'l - » 24 

VIII.- -An tiAit\ nAc féit)i|\ ctin. nety ceip-o - «25 

IX. — An méi-o feo » r"ouÚAi§ rior,nuAin - 25 

X. — niAT) Anb-pAnn Liaú ^An niAccAin eoifcéitne « 26 

XI — Cu^Af AnnrAcc x>'óif $aII/oa - 27 

XII -- -Léi^ -oíoc c'Ainm, a tnACAOitn mnÁ - „30 

XIII- -T)eACAin ueAcu ó gAÍAn ^nÁró - 31 

XIV. — An beAn -oob AnnrA Vtom fÁ'n Jnóin - - 33 

XV. — Ajvomg -oo nteAnmA, a rhAgnui]" - 38 

XVI. — "Oíon, a Conrróe mo caua - - «38 

XVII.- - Cit> 1A-0 An cuAf. ^o - - 39 

XVIII,— "O'fobtnjA ol.c 'oon unóAn ciaja - 40 

XIX. — "Oo connAC Aifbmz; An mAi'Oin An bAe g 1 L « 41 

Notes ------ 47 

eAccuA *ÍAiciT>e Wm, S:on M A - - - «51 

ITocbóir. •■•/--- - 55 

Corrigenda in Text - - - "77 

Notes on Text • • • - 79 

Additional Notes 9 * » * • Si 

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